CPSC Exempts Some Materials From Toy Lead Ban

Law360, New York (August 26, 2009, 2:00 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a final rule exempting certain certain substances in children's toys from lead testing under the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008.

In a notice published Wednesday in the Federal Register, the CPSC said that it had “determined that certain products or materials inherently do not contain lead or contain lead at levels that do not exceed the lead content limits” of the CPSIA, and therefore do not need to be tested.

The exempt materials include precious gemstones,...
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