CPSC Issues Testing Protocols For Lead In Paint

Law360, New York (April 29, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has unveiled new guidelines for testing the amount of lead in paint and other surface coatings.

The agency on Sunday established the new test method used by its laboratory for analyzing paint and painted products to verify that lead limits in toys and children’s products meet the requirements of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act.

The CPSIA required the agency to start enforcing new lead and phthalate standards for children’s products in February, but the CPSC postponed the testing requirement...
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