CPSC Issues Guidelines On Children's Products

Law360, New York (October 14, 2010, 5:37 PM EDT) -- After months of debate, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has published final guidelines on what items could be considered children's products under the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008, making them subject to the law's beefed up safety requirements.

The guidelines, which discuss furnishings and fixtures, jewelry, collectibles, DVDs, books, sporting goods, musical instruments and science equipment, were published Thursday in the Federal Register. A draft version of the guidelines appeared in April.

The CPSIA defines children's products as a “consumer product designed or...
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