• CPSIA One Year Later: New Deadlines, New Proposals for Manufacturers, Retailers
  • August 20, 2009 | Authors: Sheila A. Millar; Jean-Cyril Walker
  • Law Firm: Keller and Heckman LLP - Washington Office
  • Numerous provisions of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) go into effect on August 14, 2009, the one year anniversary of its passage. Lead paint and substrate limits will be lowered, tracking labels will be required, and infant and toddler products will have to be accompanied with registration forms. While Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has been issuing guidance at a furious pace, anxiety and uncertainty continue within the business community, and many small businesses are suffering losses in business and jobs. The following is a list of provisions that come into play on August 14, and a brief description of their implications, as well as highlights of some additional upcoming rules and guidelines likely to be of interest.