Category Archives: CPSC

Hear New Information on Kids’ Product Safety Standards Effective December 31, 2011

Children’s product requirements are changing substantially as of December 31, 2011. These will mandate the maximum: 1) lead content in accessible components; 2) lead levels in paint and surface coatings; and 3) inclusion of phthlates (chemicals making plastic items more … Continue reading

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Teleconference on Friday, Dec 7 at 1p EST on Children’s Products Safety Standards and Third-Party Testing Exemptions

Safety-related regulatory changes will go into effect on Dec 31 concerning all children’s products that will be available for sale.  These changes could have had very difficult impacts on children’s products and apparel produced in and imported from developing countries. Congress, … Continue reading

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Fair Trade Importers Submit Letter on Third Party Testing Impacts

The Coalition of Small Batch Importers – 31 Fair Trade Federation members, sustainable trade importers, artisan marketers, designers, and Sandler Trade LLC  submitted a joint letter today to the Consumer Product Safety Commission concerning “Alternative Testing Requirements for Small Batch Importers.”  On Wednesday, October 26, representatives of … Continue reading

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