[United States Statutes at Large, Volume 120, 109th Congress, 2nd Session]
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120 STAT. 2913

Public Law 109-428
109th Congress

An Act


 
To amend the Wool Products Labeling Act of 1939 to revise the
requirements for labeling of certain wool and cashmere
products.  NOTE: Dec. 20, 2006 -  [H.R. 4583]

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled,  NOTE: Wool Suit Fabric
Labeling Fairness and International Standards Conforming Act.
SECTION 1.  NOTE: 15 USC 68 note.  SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``Wool Suit Fabric Labeling Fairness
and International Standards Conforming Act''.
SEC. 2. LABELING OF WOOL AND CASHMERE PRODUCTS TO FACILITATE
COMPLIANCE AND PROTECT CONSUMERS.

(a) In General.--Section 4(a) of the Wool Products Labeling Act of
1939 (15 U.S.C. 68b(a)) is amended by adding at the end the following
new paragraphs:
``(5) In the case of a wool product stamped, tagged, labeled, or
otherwise identified as--
``(A) `Super 80's' or `80's', if the average diameter of
wool fiber of such wool product does not average 19.75 microns
or finer;
``(B) `Super 90's' or `90's', if the average diameter of
wool fiber of such wool product does not average 19.25 microns
or finer;
``(C) `Super 100's' or `100's', if the average diameter of
wool fiber of such wool product does not average 18.75 microns
or finer;
``(D) `Super 110's' or `110's', if the average diameter of
wool fiber of such wool product does not average 18.25 microns
or finer;
``(E) `Super 120's' or `120's', if the average diameter of
wool fiber of such wool product does not average 17.75 microns
or finer;
``(F) `Super 130's' or `130's', if the average diameter of
wool fiber of such wool product does not average 17.25 microns
or finer;
``(G) `Super 140's' or `140's', if the average diameter of
wool fiber of such wool product does not average 16.75 microns
or finer;
``(H) `Super 150's' or `150's', if the average diameter of
wool fiber of such wool product does not average 16.25 microns
or finer;
``(I) `Super 160's' or `160's', if the average diameter of
wool fiber of such wool product does not average 15.75 microns
or finer;

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``(J) `Super 170's' or `170's', if the average diameter of
wool fiber of such wool product does not average 15.25 microns
or finer;
``(K) `Super 180's' or `180's', if the average diameter of
wool fiber of such wool product does not average 14.75 microns
or finer;
``(L) `Super 190's' or `190's', if the average diameter of
wool fiber of such wool product does not average 14.25 microns
or finer;
``(M) `Super 200's' or `200's', if the average diameter of
wool fiber of such wool product does not average 13.75 microns
or finer;
``(N) `Super 210's' or `210's', if the average diameter of
wool fiber of such wool product does not average 13.25 microns
or finer;
``(O) `Super 220's' or `220's', if the average diameter of
wool fiber of such wool product does not average 12.75 microns
or finer;
``(P) `Super 230's' or `230's', if the average diameter of
wool fiber of such wool product does not average 12.25 microns
or finer;
``(Q) `Super 240's' or `240's', if the average diameter of
wool fiber of such wool product does not average 11.75 microns
or finer; and
``(R) `Super 250's' or `250's', if the average diameter of
wool fiber of such wool product does not average 11.25 microns
or finer.

In each such case, the average fiber diameter of such wool product may
be subject to such standards or deviations as adopted by regulation by
the Commission.
``(6) In the case of a wool product stamped, tagged, labeled, or
otherwise identified as cashmere, if--
``(A) such wool product is not the fine (dehaired) undercoat
fibers produced by a cashmere goat (capra hircus laniger);
``(B) the average diameter of the fiber of such wool product
exceeds 19 microns; or
``(C) such wool product contains more than 3 percent (by
weight) of cashmere fibers with average diameters that exceed 30
microns.

The average fiber diameter may be subject to a coefficient of variation
around the mean that shall not exceed 24 percent.''.

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(b)  NOTE: 15 USC 68b note.  Applicability Date.--The amendments
made by this section shall apply to wool products manufactured on or
after January 1, 2007.

Approved December 20, 2006.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 4583:
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HOUSE REPORTS: No. 109-644 (Comm. on Energy and Commerce).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 152 (2006):
Sept. 19, considered and passed House.
Dec. 6, considered and passed Senate.