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Compliance Issues With 'Get The Lead Out' Law

Law360 (December 11, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- When Congress passed and the President signed the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) in August, much attention was paid to the law’s new restrictions on lead and phthalate content in children’s products.

In the few months since the law’s passage, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the regulated community have begun to come to terms with what the new law means in practical application.

In one fundamental way, the new law treats lead and phthalates differently:

While the new restrictions on both...
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