Saturday, January 31, 2009

CPSIA Update

The Consumer Products Safety Commission has granted a stay of Testing and Certification Requirements for Certain Products for one year.

As I understand it, the CPSC is encouraging manufacturers large and small to comply with the regulations for lead levels and pthalates, but will spend the next year examining testing procedures, exemptions and all the rest and make rulings as the year progresses. There are some products that are not exempt and are clearly outlined in the announcement.

These are my own interpretations--so please, do read the announcement yourselves. This comes directly from the CPSC. Here's the link:

In any event, it does appear that we have some breathing room in terms of adapting our products (where necessary) and meeting the requirements of this law.


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