CPSC Mulls Reductions To Third-Party Testing Costs

Law360, New York (September 19, 2012, 7:44 PM EDT) -- U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission staff on Wednesday proposed changes to the agency's third-party testing requirements in order to reduce testing costs for children's product manufacturers, including basing testing frequency on the number of products produced by a company.

The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, passed by Congress in 2008, required third-party testing of certain children's products. CPSC staff recently solicited comments from companies about how third-party testing costs could be reduced without compromising product safety.

CPSC staff incorporated the comments in presenting 16 cost-saving recommendations...
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