Prepping For CPSC’s New 3rd-Party Testing Rules

Law360, New York (November 23, 2011, 4:12 PM EST) -- On Oct. 19, 2011, a sharply divided Consumer Products Safety Commission adopted final rules that require independent third-party testing and certification of toys and other children’s products before they reach consumers. The vote was split 3-2 along party lines. The rules were promulgated as part of the Consumer Products Safety Improvement Act of 2008, which was in enacted in response to “tens of millions” of children’s products being recalled in 2007.[1]

The Democratic majority on the CPSC called the vote “a monumental day for the safety...
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