US: CPSC plans children’s product testing workshop
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is to hold a workshop on 3 April to discuss ways of reducing the costs of third-party testing for children’s products.
The workshop in Rockville, Maryland, follows a call from the House of Representatives for the CPSC to follow up on nine recommendations for cost reduction originally made in October 2012.
That call followed the passage of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act 2008, which established limits on lead content and phthalates for children’s products, toys and childcare items.
The act also required companies to have products tested by third-party, CPSC-accepted laboratories, leading Congress to direct the CPSC to seek comment on cost reduction.
Individuals interested in serving on panels or presenting information at the workshop are asked to register by 13 March, while other attendees should register by 27 March.
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