There are two primary methods for reducing the cost of compliance to US toy safety regulations: (1) the component parts rule, and (2) determinations. Components Parts Rule The component parts rule is useful to nearly all manufacturers that utilize surface coatings or who use a single component on multiple products. The rule allows for heavy […]
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has published a Final Rule in the Federal Register exempting engineered wood products from third party lead, ASTM F963 heavy metals, and phthalates testing. euroSource and the Handmade Toy Alliance listed this determination among our priorities on September 13, 2012. So it is with pleasure, and relief, that we greet this news after nearly six years!
Today was the CPSC 2017-2018 budget priorities hearing. euroSource was there to advocate and continue our push for burden reduction for that group of businesses too large to benefit from the Small Batch Rule and too small to realize the economy of scale that comes with mass production. To reduce the third party testing burden for small businesses we concentrate on the expansion of determinations and look for ways to perform a single test even when a manufacturer faces requirements from multiple jurisdictions like the US and the EU.