Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 81.djvu/501
PUBLIC LAW 9 0 - 1 4 6 - N O V. 20, 1967
Whereas manufacturers whose products are marketed substantially in interstate commerce are entitled to a reasonable degree of uniformity in the application of safety regulations to such products; Whereas it is desirable to establish a commission to review the scope, adequacy, and uniformity of existing voluntary self-regulation and Federal, State, and local law relating to consumer protection against such hazardous products; and Whereas it is desirable for such commission to make recommendations as it deems appropriate for remedial action by the President, the Congress, the States, and private industry: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That (a) there is hereby National comestablished a National Commission on Product Safety (hereinafter ucfs'^f^ty? *°^' referred to as the "Commission"). Establishment. (b) The Commission shall be composed of seven members appointed Membership. by the President from among persons who are specially qualified to serve on such Commission by virtue of their education^ training, or experience. Not more than four members of the Commission may be members of the same political party. (c) Any vacancy in the Commission shall not affect its powers. (d) The President shall designate one of the members to serve as Chairman and one to serve as Vice Chairman of the Commission. (e) Four members of the Commission shall constitute a quorum. DUTIES OF THE COMMISSION
SEC. 2. (a) The Commission shall conduct a comprehensive study and investigation of the scope and adequacy of measures now employed to protect consumers against unreasonable risk of injuries which may be caused by hazardous household products. Such study and investigation shall include consideration of the following: •; (1) the identity of categories of household products, except such products excluded in section 6, which may present an unreasonable hazard to the health and safety of the consuming public; (2) the extent to which self-regulation by industry affords such protection; (3) the protection against such hazardous products afforded at common law in the States, including the relationship of product warranty to such protection; and (4) a review of Federal, State, and local laws relating to the protection of consumers against categories of such hazardous products, including the scope of coverage, the effectiveness of sanctions, the adequacy of investigatory powers, the uniformity of application, and the quality of enforcement. (b) As soon as practicable, the Commission shall publish in the Publication in Federal Eegister a list of the categories of household products which ^ ^"^^ Register. it proposes to study and investigate. The Commission shall afford an opportunity for any interested person to submit his views concerning any category of household product on the published list. (c) The Commission may transmit to the President and to the jent'Ln'd c'cr'-*^*^^ Congress such interim reports as it deems advisable and shall trans- gress. mit its final report to the President and to the Congress not later than two years from the date of approval of this joint resolution. Such final report shall contain a detailed statement of the findings and conclusions of the Commission together with its recommendations for such legislation as it deems appropriate.