Friday, January 23, 2009

This is a email I recieved this morning. I have called Washingion with more questions and am waiting for a return phone call.


Hello,

The law generally applies to products intended for children under 12. Definition to a children’s products (link provided below):

Children’s PRODUCT.--The term children's products means a consumer product designed or intended primarily for children 12 years of age or younger. In determining whether a consumer product is primarily intended for a child 12 years of age or younger, the following factors shall be considered:

(A) A statement by a manufacturer about the intended use of such product, including a label on such product if such statement is reasonable.

(B) Whether the product is represented in its packaging, display, promotion, or advertising as appropriate for use by children 12 years of age or younger.

(C) Whether the product is commonly recognized by consumers as being intended for use by a child 12 years of age or younger.

(D) The Age Determination Guidelines issued by the Commission staff in September 2002, and any successor to such guidelines.



We have attached additional links which may be helpful to you.

http://www.cpsc.gov/about/cpsia/legislation.html#summaries

http://www.cpsc.gov/about/cpsia/faq/faq.html



While Church donations, yard/garage sales are not affected by the new legislation, the commission advises to remain safety cautious and pay special attention to certain product categories. Among these are recalled children’s products, particularly cribs and play yards; children’s products that may contain lead, such as children’s jewelry and painted wooden or metal toys; flimsily made toys that are easily breakable into small parts; toys that lack the required age warnings; and dolls and stuffed toys that have buttons, eyes, noses or other small parts that are not securely fastened and could present a choking hazard for young children.



To receive free recall and safety information via e-mail, please the enclosed link.



https://www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx



For further question, please use this link to submit your inquiry.

http://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/newleg.aspx



Thank you,



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1 comment:

Patrice Farmer said...

I'm just glad that we can still buy children's clothes at the thrift stores again. I know they're trying to insure our safety but get a grib government!