On September 17th, the House approved two important pieces of public safety legislation: H.R. 806, the Portable Fuel Container Safety Act and H.R. 1618, the Nicholas and Zachary Burt Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act.
H.R. 806, introduced by Congressman Mike Thompson (CA-5), directs the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to require the addition of flame mitigation devices to consumer-grade portable fuel containers. H.R. 1618, introduced by Congresswoman Ann Kuster (NH-2), directs CPSC to establish a federal grant program to assist states in carrying out carbon monoxide detector installation and education programs. Both bills were approved by voice vote. The two bills will now be sent to the Senate for consideration.