SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 1365





                        57th Legislature

                2001 Regular Legislative Session


Passed by the House April 16, 2001

  Yeas 93   Nays 0




Speaker of the House of Representatives




Speaker of the House of Representatives





Passed by the Senate April 6, 2001

  Yeas 46   Nays 0



We, Timothy A. Martin and Cynthia Zehnder, Co-Chief Clerks of the House of Representatives of the State of Washington, do hereby certify that the attached is SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 1365  as passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on the dates hereon set forth.




                          Chief Clerk




                          Chief Clerk

President of the Senate




Approved Place Style On Codes above, and Style Off Codes below.              




Governor of the State of Washington

                   Secretary of State

                  State of Washington



                    SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 1365



                     AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE


             Passed Legislature - 2001 Regular Session


State of Washington      57th Legislature     2001 Regular Session


By House Committee on Children & Family Services (originally sponsored by Representatives Doumit, Pflug, Tokuda, Boldt, Pennington, Rockefeller, Hatfield, Eickmeyer, Campbell, Edwards, Cairnes, Murray, Cody, Jackley, Mastin, Kirby, Buck, Kessler, Chopp, McIntire, Grant, Morris, Lisk, Ruderman, Van Luven, Kenney, Conway, Kagi and Schual‑Berke)


Read first time 02/22/2001.  Referred to Committee on .

Establishing a statewide infant and children product safety campaign. 

    AN ACT Relating to recalled infant and child products; adding a new section to chapter 43.70 RCW; and creating a new section.




    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 1.  (1) The legislature finds that infants and children in Washington are injured, sometimes fatally, by unsafe consumer products designed for use by infants and children.

    (2) The legislature finds that parents and other persons responsible for the care of infants and children are often unaware that some of these consumer products have been recalled or are unsafe.

    (3) The legislature intends to address this lack of awareness by establishing a statewide infant and children product safety campaign across Washington state.


    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 2.  A new section is added to chapter 43.70 RCW to read as follows:

    (1) The legislature authorizes the secretary to establish and maintain a product safety education campaign to promote greater awareness of products designed to be used by infants and children, excluding toys, that:

    (a) Are recalled by the United States consumer products safety commission;

    (b) Do not meet federal safety regulations and voluntary safety standards; or

    (c) Are unsafe or illegal to place into the stream of commerce under the infant crib safety act, chapter 70.111 RCW.

    (2) The department shall make reasonable efforts to ensure that this infant and children product safety education campaign reaches the target population.  The target population for this campaign includes, but is not limited to, parents, foster parents and other caregivers, child care providers, consignment and resale stores selling infant and child products, and charitable and governmental entities serving infants, children, and families.

    (3) The secretary may utilize a combination of methods to achieve this outreach and education goal, including but not limited to print and electronic media. The secretary may operate the campaign or may  contract with a vendor.

    (4) The department shall coordinate this infant and children product safety education campaign with child-serving entities including, but not limited to, hospitals, birthing centers, midwives, pediatricians, obstetricians, family practice physicians, governmental and private entities serving infants, children, and families, and relevant manufacturers.

    (5) The department shall coordinate with other agencies and entities to eliminate duplication of effort in disseminating infant and children consumer product safety information.

    (6) The department may receive funding for this infant and children product safety education effort from federal, state, and local governmental entities, child-serving foundations, or other private sources.


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