New CPSIA Rules Lower Lead Limits, Raise Fines

Law360, New York (August 13, 2009, 4:29 PM EDT) -- New Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act requirements go into effect Friday that lower lead limits in toys and other products, require manufacturers to place permanent tracking labels on children's products, and increase penalties for businesses that violate the act.

The requirements, which come on the act's one-year anniversary, ensure that toys and other children's products meet strict lead limits and can be tracked in the event of a recall, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Chairman Inez Tenenbaum said in a Thursday statement.

“I will ensure that...
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