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REFRIGERATOR SAFETY ACT
(References in brackets ( ) are to title 15, United States Code) AN ACT To require certain safety devices on household refrigerators shipped in
interstate commerce. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, (1211) That it shall be unlawful for any person to introduce or deliver for introduction into interstate commerce any household refrigerator manufactured on or after the date this section takes effect unless it is equipped with a device, enabling the door thereof to be opened from the inside, which conforms with standards prescribed pursuant to section 3.
SEC. 2. (1212] Any person who violates the first section of this Act shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to imprisonment for not more than one year, or a fine of not more than $1,000, or both.
SEC. 3.  The Secretary of Commerce shall prescribe and publish in the Federal Register commercial standards for devices which, when used in or on household refrigerators, will enable the doors thereof to be opened easily from the inside; and the standards first established under this section shall be so prescribed and published not later than one year after the date of the enactment of this Act.
SEC. 4. (1214) As used in this Act, the term "interstate commerce" includes commerce between one State, Territory, possession, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and another State, Territory, possession, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
SEC. 5. (1211nt] This Act shall take effect on the date of its enactment, except that the first section of this Act shall take effect one year and 90 days after the date of publication of commercial standards first established under section 3 of this Act. In the event of a change in said commercial standards first established, a like period shall be allowed for compliance with said change in commercial standards.
AUTOMOBILE INFORMATION DISCLOSURE ACT
(Public Law 85-506; 15 U.S.C. 1231, 1232, and 1233) AN ACT To require the full and fair disclosure of certain information in connection with the distribution of new automobiles in commerce, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That this Act may be cited as the "Automobile Information Disclosure Act".
(a) The term "manufacturer” shall mean any person engaged in the manufacturing or assembling of new automobiles, including any person importing new automobiles for resale and any person who acts for and is under the control of such manufacturer, assembler, or importer in connection with the distribution of new automobiles.
(b)The term “person" means an individual, partnership, corporation, business trust, or any organized group of persons.
(c) The term “automobile” includes any passenger car or sta
(d) The term "new automobile" means an automobile the equitable or legal title to which has never been transferred by a manufacturer, distributor, or dealer to an ultimate purchaser.
(e) The term “dealer" shall mean any person resident or located in the United States or any Territory thereof or in the District of Columbia engaged in the sale or the distribution of new automobiles to the ultimate purchaser. (f) The term "final assembly point” means
(1) in the case of a new automobile manufactured or assembled in the United States, or in any Territory of the United States, the plant, factory, or other place at which a new automobile is produced or assembled by a manufacturer and from which such automobile is delivered to a dealer in such a condition that all component parts necessary to the mechanical operation of such automobile are included with such automobile, whether or not such component parts are permanently installed in or on such automobile; and
(2) in the case of a new automobile imported into the United States, the port of importation.
(g) The term "ultimate purchaser" means, with respect to any new automobile, the first person, other than a dealer purchasing in his capacity as a dealer, who in good faith purchases such new automobile for purposes other than resale.
(h) The term "commerce" shall mean commerce among the several States of the United States or with foreign nations, or in any