Okay, so this is a service pitch. Just skip it if you are not in the market for lead content testing.
As you know, the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) of 2008 set mandatory lead content standards for all children’s products sold or distributed for sale in the United States, among other requirements. While the testing and certification requirements are stayed, you still cannot distribute in commerce any children’s product, or any part of a children’s product, that exceeds 600 parts per million (ppm) lead. That level drops to 300 ppm.
Trying to figure out whether your products comply? TheSmartMama provides x-ray fluorescence (XRF) screenings for lead content to support certification claims for CPSIA compliance. I can provide handheld XRF screenings in my facility (you mail the product) or onsite at your location – whether it be your sales showroom, your warehouse or your store.
XRF testing is non destructive and is relatively quick. Components identified with levels of lead potentially of concern can be further tested for lead content, or can be replaced. The XRF testing is recognized by the CPSC for lead content testing. Please note that lead in metal children’s jewelry and lead in paints and coatings must be tested using 3rd party accredited testing. Also, XRF screening cannot identify phthalates.