In the News: Stricter lead rule, phthalates may pose a bigger challenge

By Kristie Turck •  Published 09/15/08 •  1 min read

Last updated on September 16th, 2008 at 02:49 pm

The Consumer Product’s Saftey Commission (CPSC) is expected to release a new rule today, regarding the tougher standard on lead in toys according to The Washington Post:

The opinion, a copy of which was obtained by The Washington Post, represents the agency’s official guidance to businesses. It allows companies to sell off their existing inventory of soon-to-be banned products through Feb. 10, including through exports.

After that, manufacturers and retailers will probably have to destroy products that don’t comply with the new limit, said Gary Wolensky, a partner with Phoenix-based law firm Snell & Wilmer who represents companies in product-liability cases.

You can read the entire article over at The Washington Post. According to the article, Toys “R” Us is already in compliance, as well as the company that manufactures Thomas the Train toys, which were a part of a major recall last year.   The law will apply to clothing and electronics companies as well, and will protect children up to the age of 12.

Source: The Washington Post