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CPSC Safety Academy Addresses Toy Standard; CPSC Public Disclosure Rule
September 24, 2012
The Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) first-ever “Safety Academy” was held on Thursday, September 20th, bringing together representatives from a broad cross-section of the consumer product industries overseen by the Commission. The outreach effort was launched to educate these diverse stakeholders on various agency activities and to promote safety and best practices throughout the supply chain.
Toy Industry Input Requested on CPSC Staff Recommendations to Reduce the Cost of Third-Party Testing
September 13, 2012
In response to an action dictated under the Amendment to the CPSIA, CPSC staff has developed a set of recommendations on how to reduce the cost of third-party testing. A briefing with the Commissioners will be held on September 19th to review the staff recommendations. TIA and its members have been invited to submit questions for consideration; input is due to TIA by Monday, September 17th.
CPSC Seizes 650,000 Imported Products at U.S. Ports
April 11, 2012
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced on April 5th that nearly 650,000 imported products destined for stores in the first quarter of 2012 were seized by investigators at U.S. ports of entry.
CPSC Announces New Lead Limit Exemptions for Certain Aluminum Alloy Components in Children’s Ride-On Products
April 10, 2012
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced last week that it has granted an exception to the 100 parts per million (ppm) lead content limit under the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) for certain aluminum alloy components of children’s die-cast, ride-on pedal tractors and similar component parts made of aluminum alloy on similar ride-on children’s products for kids ages three years and older. As of April 5, 2012, these aluminum alloy components must continue to meet the 300 ppm lead standard previously in place.
CPSC Staff Endorses ASTM F963-11 Heavy Element Limits, Declaring them to be “Sufficiently Protective of Children’s Health”
March 27, 2012
In a recent briefing report that reviewed the effectiveness of heavy element limits contained in the ASTM F963 toy safety standard, Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) staff concluded that the acceptable daily intake (ADI) limits for the seven heavy elements studied protect children and do not merit adjustment.
CPSC Announces Top 10 Consumer-Reported Safety Concerns: Toys Not on the List
March 12, 2012
A year after the launch of SaferProducts.gov, the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) online consumer complaint database, the agency has announced that more than 6,600 consumers have reported unsafe or defective products on its website. Toys were not among the 10 most frequently reported product categories outlined by the CPSC.
Toy Fair Toy Safety Compliance Update Video Recordings Now Available
February 23, 2012
Presentation materials and an archival video recording of the Toy Industry Association’s (TIA) annual Toy Safety Compliance Update, held on February 14, 2012 at the 109th American International Toy Fair, are now available for viewing by TIA members and paid non-member attendees. The three-hour seminar – available in smaller segments organized by speaker – contains important news and developments related to toy safety laws and other recent legislative and regulatory activities that are pertinent to toy industry stakeholders.
CPSC Chairman Inez Tenenbaum Delivers Keynote at Toy Fair Safety Seminar
February 14, 2012
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Chairman Inez Tenenbaum spoke to an audience of more than 300 toy industry stakeholders this morning in a keynote address delivered at the Toy Industry Association’s (TIA) annual Toy Safety Compliance Update.
TIA Submits Comments to CPSC Regarding Testing and Labeling and Third Party Testing
February 07, 2012
On January 23rd, the Toy Industry Association (TIA) submitted written comments on behalf of the industry to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) regarding two proposed rulemakings that would impact toy industry stakeholders.
CPSC Chairman Inez Tenenbaum to Address U.S. Regulatory Requirements for Toy Manufacturers and Importers at Toy Fair Safety Seminar
January 23, 2012
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Chairman Inez Tenenbaum will deliver the keynote address at the Toy Industry Association’s (TIA) annual “Toy Safety Compliance Update” on Tuesday, February 14th at the 109th annual American International Toy Fair.
CPSC Launches Small Batch Manufacturers Registry
January 10, 2012
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has launched a Small Batch Manufacturers Registry online so that qualifying manufacturers can identify themselves in order to be exempted from a federal law that requires manufacturers to third party test their products for compliance with certain children’s product safety rules.
TIA to Host In-Depth Toy Safety Compliance Update on Feb. 14th
January 03, 2012
The Toy Industry Association’s 2012 Toy Safety Compliance Update will be held on Tuesday, February 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. during the American International Toy Fair.
TIA Presents Important Toy Safety Information to Chinese Manufacturers
November 29, 2011
Representatives from the Toy Industry Association (TIA) presented a practical understanding of U.S. toy safety requirements for Chinese manufacturers at Toy Safety Training sessions held in Hong Kong on November 14th and in Dongguan, China on November 16th.
CPSC Warns about Danger of High-Powered Magnets in Certain Non-Toy Products
November 11, 2011
High-powered magnets found in certain non-toy products intended for adults continue to pose a severe safety risk to children, according to a press release issued on November 10th by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). While incident reports to the CPSC indicate that these powerful magnets can be seriously harmful to children, an existing mandatory toy safety standard prohibits the use of such magnets in toys intended for children under 14 years, or in toy components that are small enough to be swallowed.
ASTM International Approves Guidelines Regulating Cadmium in Children’s Jewelry
November 10, 2011
ASTM International has approved a new standard regulating cadmium levels in children’s jewelry for sale in the United States, according to a November 10 press release issued by ASTM International.
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