US House of Rep's Passes New Bill for Toy Safety Regulation

Transformers News: US House of Rep's Passes New Bill for Toy Safety Regulation

Thursday, December 20th, 2007 12:33AM CST

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On Wednesday, the United States House of Representatives voted 407-0 in favor of a new bill regarding toy safety. The bill was created due to the lead fiasco, compliments of Mattel and other toy makers. Here's some of the highlights of the story posted at Yahoo.com.

"The House's bill would require a gradual reduction of lead content in children's products, with the limit going down to 100 parts per million effective four years after enactment."

Stricter regulations may cause toys in general to go up in price as it will be the corporations and factories that will have to monitor the products more closely.

"It would also require manufacturers to include tracking labels on products to speed recalls of toys for children aged 12 and younger, while mandating independent safety testing of toys by labs accredited by the CPSC."

Again, more costs. Transformers are marketed to the 5-12 age range. Also, the tracking labels on products does not state whether the labels will be just on the packaging of the products. Since most people do not keep their boxes, could we see additional markings showing up on the toys themselves?

"The bill would steadily increase the CPSC's budget to $100 million by fiscal 2011. Plus, it would raise penalties for failing to cooperate with the CPSC to $10 million from the current $1.25 million, while giving the beleaguered agency $20 million to modernize its toy-testing laboratory."

Currently, the Senate is also looking into the bill as well. We'll keep you posted regarding this bill as it moves from the Senate to the White House.
Credit(s): Yahoo.com
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Re: US House of Rep's Passes New Bill for Toy Safety Regulation (590930)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on January 1st, 2008 @ 6:08pm CST
:shock:

!?!CLIVE BARKER MADE A GAME!?!

He's a B Movie King, so long as there's a side game that has him smack Stephen King around then the two of them gang up on Dean Koontz, get it :grin:

And if not just go rent NightBreed :-?
Re: US House of Rep's Passes New Bill for Toy Safety Regulation (591199)
Posted by Senor Hugo on January 2nd, 2008 @ 12:04am CST
Well, I haven't played it yet, but according to most video game magazines and websites, the general consensus on the game seems to be "Clive Barker should be ashamed for putting his name on this."
Re: US House of Rep's Passes New Bill for Toy Safety Regulation (592580)
Posted by Grahf on January 3rd, 2008 @ 10:01am CST
By all means, pass on it. I'm a huge Clive Barker fan, but this just doesn't do it for me. The graphics are ok, but that is about it. The squad mechanics are horrible, and the game isn't fun at all. I'd say take the money that you would rent this with and buy one of his books.
Re: US House of Rep's Passes New Bill for Toy Safety Regulation (593445)
Posted by Venomous Prime on January 4th, 2008 @ 6:17am CST
It wasn't that bad :-(

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