WASHINGTON—As of Dec. 31, 2011, the stay of enforcement enacted by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) formally expires. After the deadline, all children's products must be certified for lead content and the mandatory toy safety standard and phthalates (where applicable), by a CPSC-accepted third-party conformity assessment body.
The importer or manufacturer must issue a children's product certificate supported by the third-party test results. The certificate must accompany the product into commerce and be furnished to the distributor or retailer after Dec. 31, 2011.
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