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CPSIA Compliance Services at Exponent


January 15, 2009

The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) changes the operating landscape for many manufacturers, retailers, and distributors. Modifications to the role of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have changed the responsibilities, duties, and accountability of these parties with respect to the performance, testing, advertising, and tracking of consumer products, particularly children’s products. Exponent scientists and engineers have contributed to the scientific body of work relevant to key topics addressed by the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008, including the communication of safety information (e.g., alongside advertising), children’s ability to access product components, standards application and testing, corrective action plans for products, the tracking and analysis of injury and consumer complaint data, exposure testing methods and protocols, and health effects of low levels of lead and phthalates in products.

In February 2009, new requirement of the CPSIA take effect. Exponent’s Human Factors, Engineering and Health Scientists have in-depth experience in drawing on sound science and engineering practices to help clients meet the highest standards of safety in the evolving regulatory landscape.