CPSC Stays Testing Mandate In Phthalate, Lead Ban

Law360, New York (February 2, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- In an effort to alleviate some of the havoc that a ban on certain products containing phthalates and lead would purportedly wreak, the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission has stayed for one year certain testing and certification requirements for manufacturers and importers.

The two-member CPSC board voted unanimously Friday to delay certain testing provisions of the phthalate and lead ban scheduled to go into effect Feb. 10, even as a battle over the implementation of the ban has heated up in a federal court in New...
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