President Obama Signs CPSIA Revision Bill Into Law
On August 12, 2011, 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.
Artistic Toy Manufacturing, Inc., a Pennsylvania Corporation, is focused on product safety and compliance. All products manufactured by Artistic Toy and its suppliers are safe for all ages. Products are made from all new materials, nylex fabric, no lead content, polyester stuffing, plastic bean filling, and the inks used are non-toxic. Our products are made in compliance with all U.S. product safety guidelines as published by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). When products are shipped in from outside of the United States or into the State of California, further review of the regions requirements are preformed to ensure compliance with regulations like Proposition 65 or European Standards.
Artistic Toy conducted independent lead safety testing of its plush toys within inventory on January 24, 2009 and disposed of a low number of products that exceeded the legal lead limits.
In-Stock Toys: Accredited Independent Testing Reports
Artistic Toy maintains the integrity of its “In-Stock Toy Line” product safety by engaging CPSC accredited testing laboratories to independently furnish safety reports on all the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) requirements. This costly and additional level of testing is not required through February 10, 2010; however, Artistic Toy has phased in these independent test reports on its most popular products without passing on any price increases.