LITTLE ROCK, AR - Senator Mark Pryor today introduced a bill that would increase funding for the Consumer Product Safety Commission and increase fines for companies that violate safety standards.
The toy industry has been shaken by recalls of toys made in China that contain lead paint.
Pryor says his bill is intended to keep dangerous toys and other products off U.S. consumer shelves.
Pryor says the Consumer Protection Agency has suffered from budget cuts and staff reductions and that the bill would reverse those cuts.
Pryor says the bill would improve labeling, safety certification and would ban direct use of lead in all children's products.