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OMB Watch: Lead Limits, Tracking Requirements for Toys Take Effect
August 19, 2009, 2:30 pm
Filed under: News, Spotlight on...Lead

Posted on August 18, 2009
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) will begin enforcing new regulations on the amount of lead allowed in toys and other children’s products, as well as enforcing other measures intended to prevent children’s exposure to dangerous goods.

As of Aug. 14, CPSC will enforce stricter limits on lead in children’s products. The limit on lead paint and other coatings is now 90 parts per million (ppm).

In 2007, retailers, distributors, and manufacturers announced more than 100 children’s product recalls after dangerously high levels of lead paint were discovered. The recalls encompassed millions of individual toys. They also drew the attention of Congress, which gave CPSC the authority to tighten limits on lead when it passed a sweeping reform bill that bolsters the agency’s powers and resources.

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