Defining 'Children's Product' ... Sort Of

Law360, New York (December 17, 2010, 2:28 PM EST) -- On Oct. 14, 2010, the Consumer Product Safety Commission issued its final interpretive rule defining the term "children's product" pursuant to the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008.

Although the CPSIA made sweeping changes to the way all consumer products are regulated, the most stringent new requirements apply to "children's products," which include lower lead content limits, a phthalate ban, product testing by CPSC-certified independent laboratories, certification by importers and domestic manufacturers based upon strict testing procedures, and tracking labels.

Thus, the proper classification of...
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