CHILDRENS SLEEPWEAR SAFETY ACT(s) of 1999

H.R. 329/S 1572

On January 18, 1999 Representatives Mr. Andrews, Ms. Delauro and Mr. Weldor introduced
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the H.R. 329. On September 9, 1999, Senator William V. Roth, Jr. introduced the S 1572 Bill. Both are the same but in different sections of the United States Governmenment.

The H.R. 329 and the S 1572 provide that Children's Sleepwear be manufactured in accordance with stricter Flammability Standards. They should help to limit the yearly number of injuries and deaths that currently occur each year.

If they are passed there is 90 days before the new standards are enacted. Also the Consumer Product Safety Commission will propose their comments and have up to 220 days after the enactment of the Act/Bill to issue a final rule. This rule will amend their Flammable Fabrics Act standards and may revoke the amendments to the standards for Flammability of Childrens Sleepwear.

There are currently 37 Cosponsors in the House of Representatives for the H.R. 329. In the Senate there are 4 Cosponsors for the S 1572.

We all need to inform our Representatives and Senators about our feelings of the importance relating to both the H.R. 329 and S 1572. This we hope will help many more Representatives and Senators in Washington D.C. to understand how we feel about their votes on these Bills. Especially since, as stated above, the passing of them will most likely help to save the deaths and injuries of many individuals.

Finally it is also important for our Congressman/ Congresswoman to also be informed by the people they are representing.

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