[Congressional Bills 112th Congress]
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[S. 2012 Introduced in Senate (IS)]

112th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                S. 2012

   To require that labels on children's sleepwear that indicate the 
sleepwear is flame resistant to include the chemical name of the flame 
                retardant used, and for other purposes.


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                           December 16, 2011

Mrs. Gillibrand introduced the following bill; which was read twice and 
   referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

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                                 A BILL


 
   To require that labels on children's sleepwear that indicate the 
sleepwear is flame resistant to include the chemical name of the flame 
                retardant used, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Children's Sleepwear Labeling Act of 
2011''.

SEC. 2. LABELING OF FLAME-RESISTANT CHILDREN'S SLEEPWEAR.

    (a) Children's Sleepwear Defined.--In this section, the term 
``children's sleepwear'' has the meaning given the term in section 
1615.1(a) of title 16, Code of Federal Regulations (or any successor 
regulation).
    (b) Children's Sleepwear Labeling Requirement.--Not later than 1 
year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Consumer Product 
Safety Commission shall prescribe a regulation under section 4 of the 
Flammable Fabrics Act (15 U.S.C. 1193) that requires each manufacturer 
of children's sleepwear that is flame resistant and uses a chemical 
treatment to achieve such flame resistance--
            (1) to include a label on such sleepwear that indicates 
        that such sleepwear is flame resistant; and
            (2) to include on such label the chemical name of the flame 
        retardant used to make such sleepwear flame resistant.
    (c) Rulemaking.--The regulation required by subsection (b) shall be 
prescribed in accordance with section 553 of title 5, United States 
Code.
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