Wednesday, February 4, 2009

1-Year Stay of Enforcement for the CPSIA

One Year Stay of Testing and Certification Requirements for Certain Products

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is already voted to issue a one year stay of enforcement for certain Testing and Certification requirements for manufacturers and importers of regulated products, including products intended for children 12 years old and younger. These requirements are part of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), which added certification and testing requirements for all products subject to CPSC standards or bans.

It means that the commission will not enforce the testing and certification portion of the Act. Manufacturers and importers of children products will not need to test or certify to these new requirements, but will need to meet the lead and phthalates limits, mandatory toy standards and other requirements.

The stay does not apply to:
1. Four requirements for third-party testing and certification of certain children products subject to:
- The ban on
lead in paint and other surface coatings;
- The standards for
full-size and non full-size cribs and pacifiers;
- The ban on
small parts; and
- The limits on
lead content of metal components of children jewelry.
2. Certification requirements applicable to ATV.
3. Pre-CPSIA testing and certification requirements; and
4. Pool drain cover requirements of the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act.

Please kindly visit for the stay by CPSC in detail:

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