The US Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) has delayed by one year the enforcement of certain requirements of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), which were to take effect on February 10. The CPSIA implements new certification and testing requirements for products, including toys and other products for children under 12. The limits on total lead content and phthalates are among the requirements that will take effect this year, including their application to the inventory of second-hand retailers. The CPSC stated that it would work to complete four proposed rules that would exempt certain products from lead-testing requirements and to issue further testing guidance. The CPSC will vote next year on whether to fully enforce the CPSIA.

Source: CPSC

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