Total Lead Content: Test Methods

What are the test methods for the ban on total lead content accepted by the Commission?

 

The applicable test methods for the ban on total lead content are:1

 

 

 

History:  CPSC staff developed Test Method CPSC-CH-E1001-08.2 (pdf) and Test Method CPSC-CH-E1002-08.2 (pdf) for measuring lead in metal and nonmetal products with expanded options for the use of X-ray Fluorescence (XRF). CPSC staff further expanded the options for the use of XRF in the following test methods: Test Method CPSC-CH-E1001-08.3 (pdf) and Test Method CPSC-CH-E1002-08.3 (pdf). 

Accreditation to any of the previous versions of these test methods will remain acceptable unless the Commission provides a notice of phasing out previous versions.


1 The CPSC also continues to recognize third party laboratories that are approved to use the prior versions of these test methods.