CPSC Mulls Draft Rule To Reduce Lead In Kids' Products

Law360, New York (June 23, 2011, 9:48 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's general counsel on Wednesday proposed a draft rule lowering lead content in children's products in the U.S. from 300 to 100 parts per million, determining the reductions are feasible for most manufacturers.

A staff lawyer for the commission submitted the rule for consideration. It would require any manufacturer, retailer or wholesaler that produces or imports products meant for children ages 12 years and younger to reduce lead content to 100 ppm beginning Aug. 14, meeting the deadline set by the...
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