CPSC Loosens Rules On Lead In Children's Electronics

Law360, New York (January 20, 2010, 6:27 PM EST) -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has unveiled a final rule, effective Wednesday, that relaxes standards for the lead content allowed in electronic products intended for children.

The final rule applies to electronic products that contain lead components essential to their electronic function for which substitutes are not “technologically feasible,” according to a CPSC notice published in the Federal Register. The products will now be exempt from stricter lead standards passed in 2008.

Among the excluded products are lead-containing optical and filter glass, lead-bronze bearing shells...
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