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HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE
UNITED STATES SENATE

NINETY-SECOND CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

ON

S. 983
TO PROTECT CONSUMERS AGAINST UNREASONABLE RISK
OF INJURY FROM HAZARDOUS PRODUCTS AND FOR OTHER

PURPOSES

S. 1685
TO PROVIDE FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT AND ENFORCE-
MENT OF CERTAIN INTERIM SAFETY STANDARDS FOR

POWER ROTARY LAWNMOWERS

S. 1797
TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY BY REDUC-
ING THE RISKS OF DEATH, ILLNESS, AND INJURY ASSO-

CIATED WITH THE USE OF CONSUMER PRODUCTS

JULY 19, 21, 22, 23, AND 26, 1971

Serial No. 92-27

PART 1

Printed for the use of the Committee on Commerce

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

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WASHINGTON : 1971

COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE

WARREN G. MAGNUSON, Washington, Chairman JOHN O. PASTORE, Rhode Island

NORRIS COTTON, New Hampshire VANCE HARTKE, Indiana

WINSTON PROUTY, Vermont PHILIP A. HART, Michigan

JAMES B. PEARSON, Kansas HOWARD W. CANNON, Nevada

ROBERT P. GRIFFIN, Michigan RUSSELL B. LONG, Louisiana

HOWARD H. BAKER, JR., Tennessee FRANK E. MOSS, Utah

MARLOW W. COOK, Kentucky ERNEST F. HOLLINGS, South Carolina MARK O. HATFIELD, Oregon DANIEL K. INOUYE, Hawaii

TED STEVENS, Alaska
WILLIAM B. SPONG, JR., Virginia

FREDERICK J. LORDAN, Staff Director
MICHAEL PERTSCHUK, Chief Counsel

S. LYNN SUTCLIFFE, Staff Counsel
ARTHUR PANKOPF, Jr., Minority Staff Director

J. PAUL MOLLOY, Minority Staff Counsel

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JULY 22, 1971

Bergman, Dr. A. B., Children's Orthopedic Hospital, Seattle, Wash.-
Hanley, Hon. James M., U.S. Representative from New York--
Lewis, Walter S., Jr., general counsel, Rheem Manufacturing Co., repre-
senting gas Appliance Manufacturers Association, Inc., New York, N.Y.-

Dummy markup bill.-
Stevens, Philip H., chairman, Safety Committee, Industrial Designers So-
ciety of America, New York, N.Y.; accompanied by Charles Mandelstam,
general counsel.--

Swankin, Dave, Consumer's Union, Washington, D.C.

250

261

246

223

Opening statement by the chairman.

339

Block, Melvin, first vice president, New York State Trial Lawyers Associa-

tion, and editor in chief, Trial Lawyers Quarterly--

371

Davenport, Larry C., Washington affairs associate, Mobile Home Manufac-

turers Association, Arlington, Va.; accompanied by Henry Omson, stand-
ards director.-

364

Jordan, Rex, assistant state fire marshal, Olympia office, Insurance Build-

ing, Olympia, Wash--

349

Miscellaneous material..

377-400

Terry, Capt. Norman S., USATCI, assistant to the deputy commander
general's office, Headquarters, School Command, Fort Lewis, Wash---- 340

ADDITIONAI. ARTICLES, LETTERS, AND STATEMENTS

Action Indicated on a Safety Bill, article---

890

Beirne, Joseph A., president, Communications Workers of America, state-

ment

887

Burns, Robert B., assistant fire chief, Mountain View Calif., letter of

July 30, 1971...

855

Electronic Industries Association, Parts Division, letter and statement

of August 3, 1971.--

817

Fire Peril Charged—Some Mobile Homes Assailed, article.

8555

Government Action and Toy Safety, article-

432

Humphrey, Hon. Hubert H., U.S. Senator from Minnesota, letters of :

July 27, 1971.

609

July 28, 1971.

610

International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union, Federated Aux-

iliaries, statement-

887

Kidwell, Col. Gaylord B., Arlington, Va., statement with attachments.- 826

Lefkowitz, Louis J., attorney general, New York State, letter of July 15,

1971

818

Legislation Now : The Importance of Safety for the Power Mower In-

dustry, article_

633

Letson, William N., General counsel, Department of Commerce, letter of

August 31, 1971.-

184

Moore, S. Donald, president, Continental Research & Development Ltd.,

letter of August 9, 1971.

866

National Consumers League, statement.-

825

National Society of Professional Engineers, statement..

816

Neppl, Walter, vice president, director of merchandising, J. C. Penney Co.,

Inc., letter of August 5, 1971.--

864

Nixon, Hon. Richard, President of the United States, letter of July 19,

1971

95

Prouty, Hon. Winston, U.S. Senator from Vermont, statement.

108

Ronanik, Paula S., letter of July 17, 1971.--

848

Shulze, Ernest G., consultant and developer of Lawn Care Equipment,

Wayne, N.J., statement..

848

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820

Stabile, Toni, New York, N.Y., statement-
Stickney, C. Walter, state fire marshal, Oregon State, letter of July 20,

1971
Stinger, Kenneth F., executive, Consumer Affairs Committee, Chamber of

Commerce of the United States, statement.
Stringer, John D., counsel, American Mutual Insurance Alliance, letter

of September 1, 1971.--
The Concept and Development of a Safer Rotary Lawn Mower, article----
The Reel Tex Mower, article.
Trowbridge, Roy P., president, American National Standards Institute,

Inc., letter with attachments of August 9, 1971..
l'nreasonably Dangerous Products, article..
Zeolla, M. N., chairman, Consumer Safety Glazing Committee, statement.-

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