Category: Lead

CSPC DECIDES LOWER LEAD LEVELS ARE TECHNOLOGICALLY FEASIBLE

In a 3-2 vote along party lines on July 13, 2011, the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (“CSPC”) decided that the maximum amount of lead allowed in toys and other children’s products is now officially 100 parts per million (“ppm”). As discussed in the June...

LOWER LEAD LIMITS COMING IN AUGUST FOR CHILDREN’S PRODUCTS

****STEPS YOU NEED TO TAKE TO GET READY**** The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (“CPSIA”) provides that, as of August 14, 2011, children’s products may not contain more than 100 parts per million (“ppm”) of lead unless the Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) determines that...

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Strict Illinois Lead Labeling Law Now in Effect

As of January 1, 2010, Illinois law requires lead warning labels for children’s jewelry, child care articles, and toys containing paint that contain more than 40 parts per million (ppm) lead content. With a labeling threshold of 40 ppm, significantly lower than the federal lead...

CPSC Adopts New Flexibility for Testing of Component Parts for Lead

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) voted unanimously this month to adopt an interim enforcement policy allowing component part testing for lead. Under this policy, manufacturers and importers can certify their products as meeting lead paint and lead content limits in the following ways: Lead...

SAFETY QUESTION #7

We will be putting up a consumer product safety question for discussion. The answers will be forthcoming in following weeks along with a new question posed. Check back frequently and let us know if you have a question. We recently posed Question #7: I have...

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Tie vote at CPSC means ballpoint pens remain subject to lead limit

Another deadlock. In a tie vote (1-1) on June 5, 2009, CPSC failed to act on a request from Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association (WIMA) to exclude the tips of ballpoint and roller ball pens from CPSIA lead limits. Commissioner Moore voted to deny the request...