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Wed May 22, 2013
Udall Co-sponsors Bill Designed To Protect Young Athletes From Brain Injury
- Instruct the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to review the findings of a forthcoming National Academy of Sciences (NAS) report on sports-related concussions in youth;
- Authorize the CPSC to make recommendations to manufacturers and, if necessary, promulgate new consumer rules for protective equipment based on the findings of the NAS report; and
- Allow the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to impose civil penalties for using false claims to sell protective gear for sports. State attorneys general could also enforce such violations.
The Youth Sports Concussion Act is endorsed by numerous sports, medical, and consumer organizations: American Academy of NeurologyAmerican Academy of PediatricsBrain Injury Association of AmericaBrain Trauma FoundationCleveland ClinicConsumer Federation of AmericaConsumers UnionMajor League Baseball (MLB)MLB Players AssociationMajor League Soccer (MLS)Major League Soccer Players UnionNational Association of State Head Injury AdministratorsNational Athletic Trainers AssociationNational Basketball Association (NBA)National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)National Consumers LeagueNational Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS)National Football League (NFL)NFL Players AssociationNational Hockey League (NHL)National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE)Safe Kids USAUS LacrosseUS Soccer Federation