Franken’s second bill targets product labelling

September 23rd, 2009 – 11:17 AM by Eric Roper

Sen. Al Franken introduced legislation today which would require cleaning products to display a label with all of their ingredients.

Franken’s second bill, the Household Product Labeling Act, expands on an existing law which requires household cleaning products to list hazardous ingredients but not necessarily ingredients that can be harmful after long periods of exposure. A companion bill in the House was introduced this June Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y.

“Moms and dads have a right to know whether harmful chemicals are present in their kitchen cupboards,” Franken said in a statement. “When my wife Franni and I were raising our own kids, we were constantly concerned with what we used to wash their cribs, their pacifiers, the floors, and surfaces they played on.”

3 Responses to "Franken’s second bill targets product labelling"

SgtPendleton says:

September 23rd, 2009 at 11:29 am

We just make our own — vinegar plus a little soap and peppermint oil –keeps the bugs away and kills just as many germs as anti-bacterial products…for about 1/10th the price.

להקיא says:

September 23rd, 2009 at 1:05 pm

There go my plans for licensing the image of Barney the Dinosaur for a new brand of drain opener.

John E Iacono says:

September 24th, 2009 at 1:03 pm

What else does one expect from the most junior senator in the chamber?

Advise me, please, when he proposes his health care bill. Or his bill on troops in Afghanistan. Or his bill on cap and trade. Or any other of the bills where, if he is smart, he will simply walk in lockstep with his party leaders.

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