Update of CPSIA Requirements and Stays of Enforcement

CPSC Navigator
CPSC news, notices, and critical information, in an easy to use format, regarding product safety, consumer-related regulation, and litigation.  This website assists in the understanding of current compliance regulations and how they affect businesses today.   

CPSC 2013 Regulated Product Handbook
This handbook was developed by the CPSC to assist manufacturers, importers, retailers and others in understanding their responsibilities under CPSC Statues and regulations. 

Updated Toy Safety Standard Requires Additional Testing
As of June 12, 2012, manufacturers and importers of children's toys must comply with updated Federal Toy Safety Standards.

Product Safety Regulations: What Industry Professionals Need To Know For 2012
As of January 1, 2012, manufacturers and importers of consumer products are required to show proof of compliance with third-party testing for lead in content and phthalate limits established by the Consumer Products Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) of 2008.

CPSC Launches Registry For Small-Batch Manufacturers Of Children's Products
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has launched a registry for small-batch manufacturers of children's products. Designed to be easy to use, it is located at www.saferproducts.gov.

CPSC Issues New Rules Governing Testing And Certification Of Children's Products

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has approved new regulations regarding the independent third-party testing of children's products. The new rules specify periodic testing requirements and component part testing rules for domestic manufacturers, importers and private labelers.

President Obama Signs CPSIA Revision Bill Into Law
On August 12, President Barack Obama signed into law H.R. 2715 to revise the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA).

CPSC Mandates Lead Limit In Children's Products
The CPSIA limits lead levels in children's products to no more than 100 parts per million (ppm) unless the CPSC determines the limit is unfeasible. Following its review process, the CPSC has chosen to go ahead with the 100 ppm lead limit for products in which the limit has been determined technologically feasible. The law takes effect August 14, 2011, and is proactively applicable, meaning it will not apply to children's products already produced.

The CPSC charts its requirements for general use and children's products in this easy-to-read guide. 

How Does This Affect My Small Business?: Extension Of The Stay Of Enforcement Of Testing And Certification Requirements For Total Lead Content in Children's Products Until December 31, 2011
The CPSC's Small Business Ombudsman explains the current and future lead content requirements for children's products.

CPSC-Accredited Third-Party Testing Laboratories
The CPSC maintains an up-to-date list of testing laboratories that have been accredited to assess conformity with consumer product safety regulations.

General Conformity Certificates/Children's Product Certification

CPSC Definition: Reasonable GCC Testing Program

CPSC General Conformity Presentation

Federal Register Notice Certification (FRNC)

Sample General Conformity Certificate 


CPSC Enforcement Policy On Lead Limits

CPSC Lead In Paint And Lead Content Questions

Lead Content Inventory Opinion

Children’s Products Lead/Lead Paint Timeline 

PPAI Sends Comments On Lead Content Limits To CPSC  
In response to the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) request for comments regarding the technological feasibility of 100ppm for lead content, PPAI offers observations about the impact on our industry.

CPSC Statement On Lead Content Standard 
This statement of policy is issued by the Commission to provide guidance on the testing and certification of children’s products for compliance with the lead content limits established in the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008.


CPSC Phthalate Guidance  
Starting on February 10, 2009, children’s toys and child care articles cannot contain more that 0.1% of six phthalates (DEHP, DBP, BBP, DINP, DIDP, and DnOP) regardless of when they were manufactured.

CPSC Phthalate Opinion  
This document provides detailed information on test methods that will be used by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) testing laboratory (LSC) for the analysis of phthalate content in child care items and toys.

CPSC Statement Of Policy: Testing Component Parts for Phthalates
The CPSC discusses testing for phthalate concentration on the basis of component parts, as compared to the entire product. This document also includes guidance as to what materials may contain phthalates.

CPSC Phthalate Effective Date Opinion

Phthalates: A Comprehensive Guide  
A product liability attorney compares and contrasts CPSIA, California's phthalate ban and Proposition 65, explaining what you need to know and when.

This information is being furnished by PPAI for educational and informational purposes only. The Association makes no warranties or representations about specific dates, coverage or application. Consult with appropriate legal counsel about the specific application of the law to your business and products.



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