Category: CPSIA

What is a Children’s Product?

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) this week proposed a new interpretive rule setting forth the factors the agency will use to determine if a consumer product is a “children’s product.” This guidance is needed so that companies will know what safety standards and regulations...

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Consumer Product Safety Enhancement Act of 2010

Proposed legislation titled the Consumer Product Safety Enhancement Act of 2010 (CPSEA), which is sponsored by Energy and Commerce Chairman Henry Waxman (D-CA), is currently being debated in the House of Representatives. The CPSEA, if passed, would amend the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act and...

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CPSC undecided on request to stay tracking label requirement

Last week CPSC commissioners voted on whether to grant a request for an emergency stay of enforcement for the CPSIA tracking label requirement which goes into effect on August 14, 2009. Commissioner Nord voted for the stay and Commissioner Moore voted against it, leading to...

CPSIA – TRACKING LABEL REQUIREMENTS

CPSIA – TRACKING LABEL REQUIREMENTS The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) requires manufacturers to add tracking labels on all children’s products (products designed or intended primarily for children 12 and under). Section 103 of the law provides for permanent, distinguishing marks on...

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CPSC Staff Critique of CPSIA Requirements

On March 20, 2009, CPSC Acting Chairman Nancy Nord provided Representative John Dingell with a detailed assessment and critique of CPSIA implementation requirements. In a politically-savvy move, Nord herself contributed only a cover letter to the memorandum which was prepared and signed by the most...

Question of the Week #2

NEW TO OUR BLOG – A FEATURE WE CALL OUR QUESTION OF THE WEEK We will be putting up a consumer product safety question each week. The answers will be forthcoming the following week along with a new question. Check back frequently and let us...

Question of the Week

NEW TO OUR BLOG – A FEATURE WE CALL OUR QUESTION OF THE WEEK #1 We will be putting up a consumer product safety question each week. The answers will be forthcoming the following week along with a new question. Check back frequently and let...

Stay of Enforcement May Not Do Much To Help Companies Comply

Under the CPSC stay that was issued on Friday 1/30/09, companies would not be required to provide testing or certification documentation regarding the compliance of their products with certain new CPSIA rules and standards. The agency took this action because of the utter confusion over...