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S. 3419 (92nd): An Act to protect consumers against unreasonable risk of injury from hazardous products, and for other purposes


About the bill

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The Consumer Safety Act (CPSA) was enacted on October 27th, 1972 by the United States Congress. The act should not be confused with an earlier Senate Joint Resolution 33 of November 20, 1967, which merely established a temporary National Commission on Product Safety (NCPS), and for only 90-days (at a pittance of $100 per day). Section 4 of the 1972 act established the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) as a permanent independent agency of the United States federal government and defined its basic authority. The act gives CPSC the power to develop safety standards and pursue recalls for products that present unreasonable or substantial risks of injury or death to consumers. It also allows CPSC to ban a product if there is no feasible alternative to an outright …

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Introduced
92nd Congress (1971–1972)
Status

Enacted on Oct 27, 1972

Law
Pub.L. 92-573
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Last Updated: Oct 27, 1972

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