For purposes of the Consumer Product Safety Act [15 U.S.C. 2051 et seq.], all drinking water coolers identified by the Administrator on the list under section 300j–23 of this title as having a lead-lined tank shall be considered to be imminently hazardous consumer products within the meaning of section 12 of such Act (15 U.S.C. 2061). After notice and opportunity for comment, including a public hearing, the Consumer Product Safety Commission shall issue an order requiring the manufacturers and importers of such coolers to repair, replace, or recall and provide a refund for such coolers within 1 year after October 31, 1988. For purposes of enforcement, such order shall be treated as an order under section 15(d) of that Act (15 U.S.C. 2064(d)).
[July 1, 1944, ch. 373], title XIV, § 1462, as added [Pub. L. 100–572, § 2(a)], Oct. 31, 1988, [102 Stat. 2885]; amended [Pub. L. 104–182, title V, § 501(f)(8)], Aug. 6, 1996, [110 Stat. 1692].)