CPSC Staff Approves Composite Testing for Lead Paint

The CPSC staff has approved use of a composite test procedure for the analysis of lead in paint and other similar surface coatings. While the test procedure is not mandatory and does not change existing accreditations for compliance with the lead paint standard, the new procedure does signal a move to balance the requirement for testing and testing cost considerations. The CPSC staff has concluded that the test method is sufficient to evaluate products and components with lead paint or lead in surface coatings for compliance with the CPSIA standard of 90 ppm which becomes effective on August 14, 2009. The test procedure can be found here:

CPSC Lead Paint Testing

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