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CPSC Releases Draft Document regarding CPSIA Compliance


November 19, 2009

On November 4, 2009, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or Commission) released a draft guidance document regarding compliance with the testing and certification requirements of Section 102 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA). They also announced that the CPSC will hold a public workshop on the topic on December 10 and 11. The workshop will explore elements of the interim guidance on which product safety rules require a general conformity certification, the essential elements of a reasonable testing program, information on the third-party certifications for children's products and periodic testing requirements, and information on use of component part testing. Comments on the draft guidance must be submitted to the Commission by January 11, 2010.

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