August 17, 2009
New requirements of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) take effect today, August 14, 2009, that are aimed at making children's products safer. Significant changes to the regulation include a reduction in the lead limit in children’s products and an increase in civil penalties for violating the standards. Exponent has been assisting clients with CPSIA issues since the act took effect in 2008 and provides services in the areas of health risk assessment, toxicology, material testing, product design reviews, warnings/labeling, and product recall investigations, as well as and assistance in developing corrective action plans, regulatory support, and statistical risk analysis.
The changes that take place today are in the following categories:
Lead in Children's Products
Lead in Paint and Similar Surface Coating Materials
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