CPSIA Stay of Enforcement

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The CPSIA is Delayed but Still Requires Lead Testing Action 


As the February 10th deadline for the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) approached, Skyray XRF (USA) received many panicked calls from retailers, importers and manufacturers looking for a last minute solution to the lead testing requirements. On January 30th, however, most of those contacts found slight relief in the one-year stay of enforcement that was granted by the CPSC.

The stay provides limited relief from the testing and certification requirements which go into effect on February 10, 2009 for total lead content limits (600 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 limits, mandatory toy standards and other requirements.
The stay on certification does not apply to a few areas of concern; two being
We have seen that many organizations are using this stay of enforcement as an opportunity to be better prepared for when the CPSIA is enforced. The interest in Skyray XRF’s low-cost Handheld XRF Analyzer has not decreased at all since the announcement and our sister company (Eastern Applied Research) continues to provide third party lead testing services for organizations looking to be ahead of the curve…

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