16 CFR 1602.1 - Enforcement policy.

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§ 1602.1 Enforcement policy.

(a) On May 14, 1973, the responsibilities of the

Federal Trade Commission
for enforcement of the
Flammable Fabrics Act
, as amended ( 15 U.S.C. 1191- 1204), were transferred to the
Consumer Product Safety Commission
pursuant to section 30(b) of the Consumer Product
Safety Act
(Pub. L. 92-573), 86 Stat. 1231 ( 15 U.S.C. 2079(b)).

(b) The

Consumer Product Safety Commission
intends to discharge its responsibilities under the
Flammable Fabrics Act
vigorously, expeditiously, and without compromise in order to protect the public from the hazards to life, health, and property caused by dangerously flammable products.

(c) The

Consumer Product Safety Commission
has determined that its enforcement policy for the
Flammable Fabrics Act
, will be to have available for use in each case the full range of enforcement procedures under that act without qualification or modification. Accordingly, notice is given that the
Consumer Product Safety Commission
hereby institutes an enforcement policy of using in each case arising under the
Flammable Fabrics Act
any and all appropriate enforcement procedures available under that act.

(d) In order to effectuate this policy, the above stated policy has been adopted and substituted for any conflicting determinations and policies of the

Federal Trade Commission
. The following determinations and policies of the
Federal Trade Commission
insofar as they apply to this Commission are terminated and set aside pursuant to section 30(e)(2) of the Consumer Product
Safety Act
( 86 Stat. 1232 ( 15 U.S.C. 2079(e)(2))):

(1) The

Federal Trade Commission
's “Flammable Fabrics Enforcement Policy” published as a notice in the Federal Register of November 10, 1971 ( 36 FR 21544), as amended by a notice published April 25, 1973 ( 38 FR 10184), which was corrected May 8, 1973 ( 38 FR 11492).

(2) Any

Federal Trade Commission
policy or directive modifying or interpreting said Enforcement Policy, as amended.

(e) All other rules, regulations, orders, and determinations of the

Federal Trade Commission
under the
Flammable Fabrics Act
will continue in effect until modified, terminated, superseded, set aside, or repealed by the
Consumer Product Safety Commission
, by any court of competent jurisdiction, or by operation of law.

(Sec. 1, et seq., 81 Stat. 568-74 ( 15 U.S.C. 1191- 1204, note under 1191))
[ 40 FR 59884, Dec. 30, 1975]