Monday, February 02, 2009

CPSC Postpones Testing Requirements for 1 Year

Our voices have been heard!

To the great relief of makers and sellers of handmade children's goods, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has voted to postpone lead test requirements for 1 year.

That means the Feb. 10, 2009, deadline for testing of all components of items intended for children under age 12 (from clothing to toys to books) is NO LONGER VALID.

We still need to encourage adjustment of the CPSIA to exempt small-scale makers from having to submit to the expensive testing whenever it does go into enforcement, but this delay signals the Commission's positive response to our concerns.

Click here to read the full press release.

Hat tip to Etsy's The Storque for breaking the news.

Posted by Amy Shaw for Greenjeans.

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