Saturday, January 31, 2009

CPSC Delays Lead Testing Requirements

The Consumer Product Safety Commission, which has been inundated with pleas from manufacturers and retailers for more time to comply with the new laws for making and selling children's products, voted yesterday to stay for one year the enforcement of certain product testing and certification requirements, which would have gone into effect this Feb. 10. Manufacturers and sellers still won't be allowed to sell products that do not comply with the new lead standards.

The CPSC decision does not reverse the law's application of tougher limits on lead to children's products made before the new laws were passed last August, nor does it delay the Feb. 10 date on which those lead limits become effective this year. Congress will need to address those issues, says the CPSC. Read more.

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