CPSC Issues Guidance For Complying With Phthalates Requirements In New Child Safety Law

Starting on February 10, 2009, children's toys and child care articles cannot contain more that 0.1% of six phthalates (DEHP, DBP, BBP, DINP, DIDP, and DnOPA) regardless of when they were manufactured. The CPSC will abide by a court decision (pdf) issued yesterday ruling that the prohibition on phthalates in the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 applies to products in inventory. Phthalates are a group of chemicals (oily, colorless liquids) that are used among other things to make vinyl and other plastics soft and flexible.


CPSC to Enforce New CPSIA Requirements for Children’s Products Effective August 14

CPSC to Enforce New CPSIA Requirements for Children’s Products Effective August 14 WASHINGTON, D.C. - On August 14, 2009, new requirements of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) will take effect that are aimed at making children’s products safer and increasing ...read more

SGMA News Alert: Formal Certification of Compliance with Product Safety Laws Now Required

WASHINGTON, D.C. – It's now official. Beginning on November 12, all goods rolling off the production line will be required to have a “General Certificate of Conformity” (GCC) stating that the shipment of products complies with all applicable Consumer Product Safety Act ...read more

SGMA Industry Alert: CPSC Relaxes Phthalates Restrictions

WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 20, 2008 – There's a positive change in the implementation of the phthalates ban – and SGMA says that it represents good news for the sporting goods industry. On November 17th, Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) General Counsel Cheryl ...read more

SGMA Says CPSC Stay on Testing & Certification Is a Positive Step, But Many Issues Still Remain

WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 2, 2009 – The Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association (SGMA) has news of recent developments in the ongoing issue with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) as it relates to phthalates in goods and products. The positive news is that the CPSC ...read more

SGMA Message: CPSC Perspective on Phthalates Ban in Sporting Goods

WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 5, 2008 – In recent weeks, the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association's (SGMA) Legal Task Force has conducted two conference calls to explain the impact of the new Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) on product safety. Listed below is ...read more

CamelBak Delivers New BPA/Phthalate Free Re-Usable Bottle

CamelBak Products, LLC, announced today that it will begin shipping its new line of bisphenol-A (BPA)- and Phthalate-free re-usable water bottles ahead of schedule. The company originally planned to deliver its Better Bottle with Classic Cap mid-February, but will instead ship ...read more

Safety Alert: Petzl America Warns of Burn Hazard from Headlamps

NEWS from CPSCU.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionOffice of Information and Public AffairsWashington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 18, 2008Release #08-403 Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 740-3826CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 ...read more