CPSC Grants One Year Stay of Testing and Certification Requiremen

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Original Post

matt says

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission voted unanimously
(2-0) to issue a one year stay of enforcement for certain testing and certification requirements for manufacturers and importers of regulated products, including products intended for children 12 years old and younger. These requirements are part of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), which added certification and testing requirements for all products subject to CPSC standards or bans.

Significant to makers of children’s products, the vote by the Commission provides limited relief from the testing and certification requirements which go into effect on February 10, 2009 for new total lead content limits (600 ppm), phthalates limits for certain products (1000 ppm), and mandatory toy standards, among other things. Manufacturers and importers – large and small – of children’s products will not need to test or certify to these new requirements, but will need to meet the lead and phthalates limits, mandatory toy standards and other requirements.
The decision by the Commission gives the staff more time to finalize four proposed rules which could relieve certain materials and products from lead testing and to issue more guidance on when testing is required and how it is to be conducted.
The stay will remain in effect until February 10, 2010, at which time a Commission vote will be taken to terminate the stay.

Posted at 6:04pm Jan 30, 2009 EST


*happy dance!*

but keep working at it, guys. this isn't over, yet, and there's still a chance the stay could run into problems

Posted at 6:06pm Jan 30, 2009 EST


Posted at 6:07pm Jan 30, 2009 EST

DivaGirls says

Does this mean we are ok for another year at least?

Posted at 6:07pm Jan 30, 2009 EST

Sounds good to me!

Posted at 6:07pm Jan 30, 2009 EST

So, this means I can start making kid stuff again? YAY!

Posted at 6:08pm Jan 30, 2009 EST

what is this in english..? will i need to test for lead or will i be covered based on manufacturers testing?

ok either way -HOORAY!

also i love
" voted unanimously (2-0)"

Posted at 6:08pm Jan 30, 2009 EST

What does this mean?? Am I REALLY reading this right?? I'm afraid to get my hopes up but does it mean what I think it does!!!! Matt do you have a link to the source???

Posted at 6:08pm Jan 30, 2009 EST

Not sure I understand everything (sometimes it sucks to speak French ;) do I still have to test anything for now or can I sell to the US ?

Posted at 6:08pm Jan 30, 2009 EST