Washington, D.C. (JusticeNewsFlash.com – News Report) – As a follow-up to a recent article focusing on recalls of toys with lead paint, President Bush has signed consumer product safety bill into a law. Congress overwhelmingly supported the bill in a response of 424-1 (the one being obnoxious Representative Ron Paul). For the years 2010-2014, the bill reauthorizes the Consumer Product Safety Commission, which is the government agency responsible for ensuring that the products on the market are safe for all consumers. The CPSC estimated that around 28,000 deaths occur each year due to unsafe toys and various other products in the United States market. The new law will double the CPSC’s budget and allow for the CPSC to increase fines and other penalties for companies that do not comply with the rules. This bill is truly a step in the right direction – who would not vote for greater protection from unsafe toys for our children?
Jana Simard is a contributing writer for Justice News Flash with degrees in Political Science and Spanish. Born in Canada, but raised in sunny south Florida, Jana had an early passion for writing. During her high school and college years she interned at a Florida Congressman's office as well as a Rhode Island Governor and Senator's office. While in her last two years of college, Jana spent six months in Salamanca, Spain where she truly discovered her passion for writing and had her articles published in her school's newspaper. Her experience in two Providence high profile law firms has equipped her with the ability to write for Justice News Flash as a Legal Reporter.