Thursday, March 31, 2011

CPSIA - Correction to Klobuchar/Tester ATV Exemption Amendment

Darn it - I thought we could only trust websites ending in "dot gov".  In my last post, I noted an amendment submitted by Senators Klobuchar and Tester to save ATVs the trauma of complying with the CPSIA on lead.  Three years later and they decide to do this . . . .  Anyhow, I found the draft in the Congressional Record and thought that's it.  My bad.

Apparently, you CAN'T believe everything our sainted government spews out on its website.  Go figure.  he reference to deleting the word "any" in subpart (b) is apparently NOT part of the bill.  Here is the document actually submitted by Ms. Klobuchar and Mr. Tester and subpart (b) is gone.  Where did it go?  Who knows.  Anyhow, the provision made no sense so I won't miss it.  The sneaky effort to change the CPSIA in an amendment to a moving bill remains active nonetheless.

Please keep all this in mind the next time you place all your faith in a "dot gov" website!


Anonymous said...

Does this mean the part that took out the retroactive application of CPSIA is gone? My heart skipped a beat when I saw the reference to only applying the requirements to items manufactured after CPSIA took effect instead of making all those previously safe items now unsafe simply because we can't prove they are safe.

Ben S said...

On SaferProducts:
It's not easy to pull just reports out of the database. Here's what I've found so far:

Note on the second one, the bottom entry currently comes up as unavailable. That might mean the indexing function is picking up incidents that aren't ready to be made public yet.