Durbin seeks reform for consumer safety commission

March 18, 2008 3:39:36 PM PDT
Work is underway to make sure safer toys are on store shelves.Illinois Senator Dick Durbin visited a Crystal Lake toy store to talk about a bill to reform the Consumer Product Safety Commission. It would increase the agency's budget and staffing levels and has harsher penalties for those who violate product safety laws.

The changes come after a rash of toy recalls in the last year.

"I hope that this next holiday season that there's going to be a much better attitude. Americans will be more confident in the products that are being sold. And toymakers will be doing a better job on their part," Durbin said.

The bill has been approved by the House and Senate. Senator Durbin hopes it can be enacted in several weeks.

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