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S. 1767: Safe Sleep Act of 2019


The text of the bill below is as of Jun 10, 2019 (Introduced).


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 1767

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

June 10, 2019

introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

A BILL

To prohibit the manufacture for sale, offer for sale, distribution in commerce, or importation into the United States of any inclined sleeper for infants, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Safe Sleep Act of 2019.

2.

Prohibition on sale of inclined sleepers for infants

(a)

Prohibition on the sale of inclined sleepers for infants

Beginning on the date that is 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, it shall be unlawful for any person to manufacture for sale, offer for sale, distribute in commerce, or import into the United States any inclined sleeper for infants.

(b)

Treatment of violation

A violation of subsection (a) shall be treated as a violation of section 19(a)(1) of the Consumer Product Safety Act (15 U.S.C. 2068(a)(1)).

3.

Future CPSC action

(a)

In general

The Consumer Product Safety Commission, in accordance with section 104 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (15 U.S.C. 2056a) may promulgate a consumer product safety standard for a product category intended, marketed, or designed to provide sleeping accommodations for an infant up to one year old only if such standard is consistent with safe sleep best practices as agreed upon by representatives of consumer groups, nationally recognized organization representing pediatricians, juvenile product manufacturers, and independent child product engineers and experts.

(b)

Interpretation

Nothing in this Act shall be construed to prohibit the Consumer Product Safety Commission from promulgating, in accordance with section 104 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (15 U.S.C. 2056a), consumer product safety standards for products not intended, marketed or designed to provide sleeping accommodations for an infant up to one year old.

4.

Definition

In this Act, the term inclined sleeper for infants means a product with an inclined sleep surface greater than ten degrees that is intended, marketed, or designed to provide sleeping accommodations for an infant up to one year old.