CPSC Approves Phthalate Certification For Toys

Law360, New York (July 28, 2011, 3:57 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on Wednesday unanimously passed a notice requiring independent testing and certification for phthalates in all domestic and imported toys and children’s products.

Starting Jan. 1, manufacturers will be required to have all batches of toy and child care items tested by independent accredited laboratories, which will then certify they do not contain any of the six banned phthalates listed in the 2008 Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act in quantities of more than .001 parts per million. 

“Accrediting laboratories may not...
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