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EFFECTIVE DATE Sec. 12. This Act shall take effect one year after the date of its passage.

AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS SEC. 13. There are hereby authorized to be appropriated $1,500,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1968, $2,500,000 each for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1969, and the fiscal year ending June 30, 1970, and $1,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1973, to carry out the provisions of this Act.

INVESTIGATIONS

SEC. 14. (a) The Secretary of Health, Education, and 15 U.S.C. 1201 Welfare in cooperation with the Secretary of Commerce shall conduct a continuing study and investigation of the deaths, injuries, and economic losses resulting from accidental burning of products, fabrics, or related materials. The Secretary of Health, Éducation, and Welfare shall submit annually a report to the President and to the Congress containing the results of the study and investigation.

(b) In cooperation with appropriate public and private agencies, the Secretary of Commerce is authorized to

(1) conduct research into the flammability of products, fabrics, and materials;

(2) conduct feasibility studies on reduction of flammability of products, fabrics, and materials;

(3) develop flammability test methods and testing devices; and

(4) offer appropriate training in the use of flam

mability test methods and testing devices. The Secretary shall annually report the results of these activities to the Congress.

EXPORTS

Sec. 15. (a) This Act shall not apply to any fabric, 16 v.8.C. 1202 related material, or product which is to be exported from the United States, if such fabric, related material, or product, and any container in which it is enclosed, bears a stamp or label stating that such fabric, related material, or product is intended for export and such fabric, related material, or product is in fact exported from the United States; except that this Act shall apply to any fabric, related material, or product manufactured for sale, offered for sale, or intended for shipment to any installation of the United States located outside of the United States.

(b). This Act shall not apply to any fabric, related material, or product which is imported into the United States for dyeing, finishing, other processing, or storage in bond, and export from the United States, if such

fabric, related material, or product, any container in which it is enclosed, bears a stamp or label stating that such fabric, related material, or product is intended for export, and such fabric, related material, or product is in fact exported from the United States; except that this Act shall apply to any such imported fabric, related material, or product manufactured for sale, offered for sale, or intended for shipment to any installation of the United States located outside of the United States.

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PREEMPTION Sec. 16. This Act is intended to supersede any law of any State or political subdivision thereof inconsistent with its provisions.

NATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR THE FLAMMABLE

FABRICS ACT

15 U.S.C. 1204

Sec. 17. (a) The Secretary of Commerce shall appoint a National Advisory Committee for the Flammable Fabrics Act, composed of not less than nine members, fairly representative of manufacturers, distributors, and the consuming public. Each member appointed by the Secretary shall hold office for not more than two years, except that any member may be reappointed.

(b) Members of the Committee who are not officers or employees of the United States shall, while attending meetings or conferences of such Committee or otherwise engaged in the business of such Committee, be entitled to receive compensation at a rate fixed by the Secretary, but not exceeding $100 per diem, including traveltime, and while away from their homes or regular places of business they may be allowed travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, as authorized in section 5703 of title 5 of the United States Code for persons in the Government service employed intermittently. Payments under this section shall not render members of the Committee employees or officials of the United States for any purpose.

(C) The Secretary shall consult with the National Advisory Committee before prescribing flammability standards or other regulations established under this Act.

NOTE.—Public Law 90–189, S. 1003, 90th Congress, 1st Session (81 Stat. 568), approved December 14, 1967, which amended and revised the Flammable Fabrics Act, contains a savings clause (81 Stat. 574) which reads :

"SEC. 11. Notwithstanding the provisions of this Act, the standards of flammability in effect under the provisions of the Flammable Fabrics Act, as amended, on the day preceding the date of enactment of this Act, shall continue in effect for the fabrics and articles of wearing apparel to which they are applicable until superseded or modified by the Secretary of Commerce pursuant to the authority conferred by the amendments made by this Act."

CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY ACT

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CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY ACT

(PUBLIC LAW 92–573; Oct. 27, 1972)

SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS SECTION 1. This Act may be cited as the "Consumer Product 16 U.S.C. 2051 Safety Act".

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents.
Sec. 2. Findings and purposes.
Sec. 3. Definitions.
Sec. 4. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Sec. 5. Product safety information and research.
Sec. 6. Public disclosure of information.
Sec. 7. Consumer product safety standards.
Sec. 8. Banned hazardous products.
Sec. 9. Administrative procedure applicable to promulgation of

consumer product safety rules.
Sec. 10. Commission responsibility-petition for consumer

product safety rule.
Sec. 11. Judicial review of consumer product safety rules.
Sec. 12. Imminent hazards.
Sec. 13. New products.
Sec. 14. Product certification and labeling.
Sec. 15. Notification and repair, replacement, or refund.
Sec. 16. Inspection and recordkeeping.
Sec. 17. Imported products.
Sec. 18. Exports.
Sec. 19. Prohibited acts.
Sec. 20. Civil penalties.
Sec. 21. Criminal penalties.
Sec. 22. Injunctive enforcement and seizure.
Sec. 23. Suits for damages by persons injured.
Sec. 24. Private enforcement of product safety rules and of sec-

tion 15 orders.
Sec. 25. Effect on private remedies.
Sec. 26. Effect on State standards.
Sec. 27. Additional functions of Commission.
Sec. 28. Product Safety Advisory Council.
Sec. 29. Cooperation with States and with other Federal agencies.
Sec. 30. Transfers of functions.
Sec. 31. Limitation on jurisdiction.
Sec. 32. Authorization of appropriations.
Sec. 33. Separability.
Sec. 34. Effective date.

FINDINGS AND PURPOSES

15 U.S.C. 2051

Sec. 2. (a) The Congress finds that,

(1) an unacceptable number of consumer products which present unreasonable risks of injury are distributed in commerce;

(2) complexities of consumer products and the diverse nature and abilities of consumers using them

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