CPSC Weighs Self-Patrol Of Plastic Toy Rules

Law360, New York (July 6, 2011, 6:47 PM EDT) -- During a contentious public meeting Wednesday, a member of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission suggested that toy manufacturers should be able to self-certify that their products do not contain phthalates as the agency considered rules for enforcing new limits on the toxic plasticizers.

The CPSC had previously considered self-certification, but agency staff members had dropped that possibility from a draft rule on phthalates enforcement that they had prepared for the commission, Commissioner Anne Northup said during the two-hour public meeting.

Northrop argued that toy manufacturers...
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