Product Safety

House of Representatives Urged to Vote “Yes” on Three Important Consumer Product Safety Bills

Washington, D.C. – Along with 14 other consumer advocacy groups, CFA sent a letter to the U.S. House of Representative urging them to vote “Yes” on three bills aimed at protecting consumers from preventable injuries and deaths.

The three bills the groups support are:

  • The Nicholas and Zachary Burt Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act of 2019 (H.R. 1618) would establish a grant program to encourage states to require the installation of residential carbon monoxide detectors, including for vulnerable populations.
  • The Portable Fuel Container Safety Act of 2019 (H.R. 806) would help prevent flame-jetting incidents through establishing enforceable standards that would require flame mitigation devices, or flame arrestors, on portable fuel containers.
  • The Safer Occupancy Furniture Flammability Act, or SOFFA (H.R. 2647) would adopt a California flammability standard as a federal flammability standard to reduce the risk of furniture fires.

These bills offer a critical opportunity to protect children and all consumers from preventable injuries and deaths.