CPSC Seeks To Lower Lead Limit For Toys

Law360, Washington (July 13, 2011, 6:28 PM EDT) -- A divided U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission decided Wednesday that it is technologically feasible to reduce the allowable amount of lead in children's products sold in the U.S. from 300 to 100 parts per million.

The commission voted 3-2 to put forward a new rule, effective on Aug. 14, that will require makers and sellers of children's products in the U.S. to adhere to a limit of 100 ppm of lead in their products.

CPSC Chairman Inez Tenenbaum said that the effort, aimed primarily at protecting...
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