Fixing The CPSIA: What's Next?

Law360, New York (March 31, 2009, 12:00 AM ET) -- The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 affects virtually every level of the consumer product commerce stream — including manufacturers, importers, distributors, private labelers and retailers — and imposes stringent testing standards and certification requirements.

This sweeping legislation created mass confusion in the products world regarding who must certify, what products are covered, how the testing is to be done and how certifications are to be made available.

CPSIA testing standards regarding lead and phthalate content were to go into effect Feb. 10, 2009. As...
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