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CPSC enforces new lead standards

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A new law is imposing stricter rules on retailers and manufacturers who may be distributing products that contain lead.

In an effort to reduce lead content, a new component of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) now limits children's products to 600 parts per million (ppm) or 0.06 percent lead.


In 2008, Congress passed the (CPSIA) in response to the wave of recalled toys over the past two years. Last month, the new lead standards were passed.

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