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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.

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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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