CPSC Propels 3rd-Party Testing Cost Proposals Forward

Law360, New York (October 11, 2012, 6:50 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission voted Wednesday to move forward with proposed changes to its third-party testing requirements that aim to reduce costs for manufacturers of children's products, such as basing testing frequency on the number of products produced by a company.

The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, passed by Congress in 2008, requires third-party testing of certain children's products, a mandate that has drawn criticism from industry groups. In a September meeting, CPSC staff presented cost-saving recommendations, culled from comments from children's product makers,...
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