15 U.S. Code § 1201 - Study and investigation; research, development and training
(a) The Consumer Product Safety Commission shall conduct a continuing study and investigation of the deaths, injuries, and economic losses resulting from accidental burning of products, fabrics, or related materials.
(b) In cooperation with appropriate public and private agencies, the Commission is authorized to—
Source(June 30, 1953, ch. 164, § 14, as added Pub. L. 90–189, § 10,Dec. 14, 1967, 81 Stat. 573; amended Pub. L. 92–573, § 30(b),Oct. 27, 1972, 86 Stat. 1231; Pub. L. 96–470, title I, § 114,Oct. 19, 1980, 94 Stat. 2240; Pub. L. 97–35, title XII, § 1211(e),Aug. 13, 1981, 95 Stat. 721; Pub. L. 110–314, title II, § 204(c)(2)(B),Aug. 14, 2008, 122 Stat. 3042.)
In subsec. (a), pursuant to Pub. L. 92–573and as amended by Pub. L. 110–314, the words “in cooperation with the Commission”, meaning the Consumer Product Safety Commission, which followed “Consumer Product Safety Commission”, have been omitted from the Code as redundant in that they would provide for the Consumer Product Safety Commission to cooperate with itself.
2008—Pub. L. 110–314substituted “Commission” for “Secretary of Commerce” in subsecs. (a) and (b).
1981—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 97–35struck out provisions relating to the submission of an annual report by the Secretary of Health and Human Services to the President and to the Congress containing the results of a study and investigation.
1980—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 96–470struck out provision requiring the Secretary to report the results of activities under this subsection to Congress.
Effective Date of 1981 Amendment
Amendment by Pub. L. 97–35effective Aug. 13, 1981, see section 1215 ofPub. L. 97–35, set out as a note under section 2052 of this title.
Transfer of Functions
“Consumer Product Safety Commission” substituted for “Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare” in subsec. (a) pursuant to section 30(b) ofPub. L. 92–573, which is classified to section 2079 (b) of this title and which transferred functions of Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, Secretary of Commerce, and Federal Trade Commission under this chapter to Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Toxicologic Risks of Flame-Retardant Chemicals in Residential Upholstered Furniture
“(a) Within 90 days of the enactment of this Act [Oct. 21, 1998], the Consumer Product Safety Commission shall make all necessary arrangements for the Committee on Toxicology of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) to conduct an independent 12-month study of the potential toxicologic risks of all flame-retardant chemicals identified by the NAS and the Commission as likely candidates for use in residential upholstered furniture for the purpose of meeting regulations proposed by the Commission for flame resistance of residential upholstered furniture.
“(b) Upon completion of its report, the Academy shall send the report to the Commission, which shall provide it to the Congress.
“(c) The Commission, before promulgating any notice of proposed rulemaking or final rulemaking setting flammability standards for residential upholstered furniture, shall consider fully the findings and conclusions of the Academy.”