CPSC Extends CPSIA Lead Content Testing and Certification for another year!

XRF analyzer on toys

XRF analyzer on toys

I haven’t had time to digest this yet but I had to post that the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has voted to extend the lead content testing and certification stay for an additional year, or until 2/10/11.  This should provide welcome relief to many, many manufacturers. This means while children’s products must meet the current standard of 300 ppm total lead content limit, manufacturers and importers will not have to begin 3rd party testing as of 2/10/10.

And, this means that XRF testing can continue to be use to verify compliance for many products. So, if you need testing, just let me know.

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Comments

  1. Laurence Topliffe says:

    The Chamber of Commerce used to have “Business” as the first name of the title. I would like to suggest that a “Consumer” Chamber of Commerce be created. Since you have already begun doing what such an organization would do, I thought you might be interested. If you can’t, when I have some time I’ll do it. All consumers would be able to join by paying a small fee, enough to support its activities. It would of course be non-profit and would not accept any donations from businesses and any business owner/person who wanted to join would have to abide by rules. We know that businesses and the US Business Chamber keep secrets but this organization would not. Businesses that did anything to cause hurt or interfere with doing what’s right would be reported, and so would politicians.

  2. Hello SmartMema,
    Thanks for the great site. This CPSIA/HR4040 is so confusing and seems ever-changing. I am interested in hiring you for doing XRF testing on my terry cloth bibs. Please let me know how this would work.
    Thanks!
    Claudine

  3. I need to get testing done on my bibs. Please let me know how I can hire you for that.
    Thanks!
    Claudine

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