Phthalates

Rulemaking

 

Final Rule: Feb. 14, 2013

 

 

On August 14, 2008, Congress 
enacted the Consumer Product Safety 
Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), 
Public Law 110–314. Section 108 of the 
CPSIA, as amended by Public Law 112– 
28, provides that the prohibition on 
specified products containing 
phthalates does not apply to any 
component part of children’s toys or 
child care articles that is not accessible 
to a child through normal and 
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reasonably foreseeable use and abuse of 
such product. In this document, the 
Consumer Product Safety Commission 
(CPSC or Commission) proposes 
guidance on inaccessible component 
parts in children’s toys or child care 
articles subject to section 108 of the 
CPSIA

 

Section 108 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), as amended by Public Law 112–28, provides that the prohibition on specified products containing phthalates does not apply to any component part of children’s toys or child care articles that is not accessible to a child through normal and reasonably foreseeable use and abuse of such product. In this document, CPSC issues guidance on inaccessible component parts in children’s toys or child care articles subject to section 108 of the CPSIA.

 

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