Not Mere Child’s Play: Redefining 'Children’s Product'

Law360, New York (October 18, 2010, 2:12 PM EDT) -- When the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) passed, many of its provisions, such as lead limits, phthalate bans, third-party testing and tracking labels, applied to a seemingly ubiquitous category of products called “children’s products.”

The CPSIA defined a “children’s product,” in part, as “a consumer product designed or intended primarily for children 12 years of age or younger.” The CPSIA further defined “children’s product” by identifying four factors to consider in determining whether a consumer product is primarily intended for a child 12...
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