Product Safety

~*~Effective February 10, 2009.~*~

Last update on TabbyWabby 4-4-09

Easy Link:

http://www.cpsc.gov/about/cpsia/legislation.html

CPSC Enforcement Policy For New Lead Limits in Children's Products.

NEWS direct from CPSC

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

 http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09120.html

CPSC Grants One Year Stay of Testing and Certification Requirements for Certain Products

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09115.html

 

CPSC Public Meeting held: Apparel

on Thursday, January 22, 2009
in Washington, DC

The participants discussed lead content limits and testing requirements specified by the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA). Industry representatives discussed product testing programs and the results of testing for lead, and provided overviews of industry practices.

http://www.cpsc.gov/about/cpsia/apparel.html

Testing:The CPSA require that the manufacturers we buy from in USA / * or Imported will certify that there products are sold to us / public and are below the levels required by law. We now have copies of certificates from most all of our manufacturers that they have at this time. Please note: Our resin products do not contain levels of lead above the allowable levels as well. Our Hardwear , headbands, barrette, plastic and metal are all with in the safety levels by law and thus we have been given certificates on those items as well.

~*~As a  result we @ TabbyWabby will only offer products that are in complianice with the CPSA guidelines and that they have given us certificates from them as they are updated. ~*~

Thank you and as alway we strive to bring you a safe product. No third hand testing by us is required at this time. All information & links above are for public review.

~*~ Thank you and have a safe and wonderful 2009!!!~*~

~*~ NEW UPDATE ~*~

NEWS from CPSC

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Information and Public Affairs

Washington, DC 20207


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 30, 2009
Release #09-115

CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

CPSC Grants One Year Stay of Testing and Certification Requirements for Certain Products

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission voted unanimously (2-0) 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.

Significant to makers of children’s products, the vote by the Commission provides limited relief from the testing and certification requirements which go into effect on February 10, 2009 for new total lead content limits (600 ppm), phthalates limits for certain products (1000 ppm), and mandatory toy standards, among other things. Manufacturers and importers – large and small – of children’s 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 decision by the Commission gives the staff more time to finalize four proposed rules which could relieve certain materials and products from lead testing and to issue more guidance on when testing is required and how it is to be conducted.

The stay will remain in effect until February 10, 2010, at which time a Commission vote will be taken to terminate the stay.

The stay does not apply to:

  • Four requirements for third-party testing and certification of certain children’s products subject to:

  • Certification requirements applicable to ATV’s manufactured after April 13, 2009.

  • Pre-CPSIA testing and certification requirements, including for: automatic residential garage door openers, bike helmets, candles with metal core wicks, lawnmowers, lighters, mattresses, and swimming pool slides; and

  • Pool drain cover requirements of the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act.

The stay of enforcement provides some temporary, limited relief to the crafters, children’s garment manufacturers and toy makers who had been subject to the testing and certification required under the CPSIA. These businesses will not need to issue certificates based on testing of their products until additional decisions are issued by the Commission. However, all businesses, including, but not limited to, handmade toy and apparel makers, crafters and home-based small businesses, must still be sure that their products conform to all safety standards and similar requirements, including the lead and phthalates provisions of the CPSIA.

Handmade garment makers are cautioned to know whether the zippers, buttons and other fasteners they are using contain lead. Likewise, handmade toy manufacturers need to know whether their products, if using plastic or soft flexible vinyl, contain phthalates.

The stay of enforcement on testing and certification does not address thrift and second hand stores and small retailers because they are not required to test and certify products under the CPSIA. The products they sell, including those in inventory on February 10, 2009, must not contain more than 600 ppm lead in any accessible part. The Commission is aware that it is difficult to know whether a product meets the lead standard without testing and has issued guidance for these companies that can be found on our web site.

The Commission trusts that State Attorneys General will respect the Commission's judgment that it is necessary to stay certain testing and certification requirements and will focus their own enforcement efforts on other provisions of the law, e.g. the sale of recalled products.

Please visit the CPSC Web site at www.cpsc.gov/about/cpsia/cpsia.html for more information on all of the efforts being made to successfully implement the CPSIA.

Statements on this vote by Acting Chairman Nancy Nord and Commissioner Thomas H. Moore are in portable document format (PDF).

---Send the link for this page to a friend! The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly to the decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270, or visit CPSC's web site at www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. To join a CPSC email subscription list, please go to https://www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC's Web site at www.cpsc.gov.

 

~*~As a  result we @ TabbyWabby will only offer products that are in complianice with the CPSA guidelines and that they have given us certificates from them as they are updated. ~*~

Thank you and as alway we strive to bring you a safe product. No third hand testing by us is required at this time. All information & links above are for public review.

~*~ Thank you and have a safe and wonderful 2009!!!~*~

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