From: Legislative Digest

H.R 1796 amends the Consumer Product Safety Act:  (1) to require residential carbon monoxide detectors to meet the applicable ANSI/UL standard by treating that standard as consumer product safety rule and (2) to create a grant program for states, which will encourage states to require the installation of carbon monoxide detectors in homes.

Within 90 days after enactment of H.R. 1796, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) shall publish in the Federal Register as a mandatory consumer product safety standard the American National Standard for Single and Multiple Station Carbon Monoxide Alarms (American National Standard ANSI/UL 2034-2005).  The standard shall take effect 180 days after it is published.

One year after enactment of H.R. 1796, product packaging must identify its conformance with the new standards, and within six months of enactment, the CPSC shall promulgate consumer safety rules, which include warning labels, an instruction manual, and pictogram.

We will keep you informed or any regulatory changes resulting from this amendment.

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