• Effective regulation and oversight by federal agencies like the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is critical, whether products are produced domestically or imported. Federal regulation complements manufacturers’ long-time, self- imposed standards.
• The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) is the most sweeping reform to U.S. consumer product safety laws in a generation. Its timelines for new testing and certification and its labeling requirements for children’s products are unrealistic and inflexible.
• Makers of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), toys and other juvenile products estimate losses of more than $3 billion as a result of the CPSIA. Many of these products present little or no risk to the public.
agency and jeopardized its ability to meet critical safety priorities. The decision to retroactively apply a new lead standards and phthalates ban to inventory already in stores and warehouses has caused massive disruption, particularly for small and medium-sized companies.
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