CPSC - Changes to regulations for lead limits in children’s products 

July 9:  The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) today released for publication in the Federal Register a final rule to implement lead limits in children’s products.

Overview

In August 2008, the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) was enacted. The CPSIA generally provided lead limits for children’s products. Also, the legislation banned consumer products designed or intended primarily for children 12 years old and younger that contain lead content in excess of 100 ppm as “hazardous substances.”


In August 2011, legislation (Pub. L. No. 112-28) replaced the lead-level measures of the CPSIA. With that change, the law now provides for a “functional purpose exception” from the lead content limits under certain circumstances and sets forth the procedures for granting an exception.


Today’s final rule [PDF 124 KB] amends existing CPSC regulations pertaining to procedures and requirements for exclusions from lead limits to reflect statutory changes made by Public Law 112-28.



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