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WeMakeItSafer is Prepared for New Tracking Label Laws

WeMakeItSafer is Prepared for New Tracking Label Laws

By the end of August, consumers should start to see some changes on the children’s products they buy.   Products intended for children aged twelve and under that are manufactured on or after August 14, 2009 will be required to include permanent markings on both the packaging and the item itself.  The markings will include information [...]

A Summary of Requirements and Exceptions for Tracking Labels, CPSIA Section 103a

Earlier this week, the CPSC published policy guidance that sides with Moore. Permanent tracking labels will be required on all products primarily intended for children aged 12 and under, as well as the products’ packaging, beginning August 14, 2009.
Here is a summary of the requirements and exceptions as the law is interpreted by the CPSC:

Registration Card Requirements for Durable Infant and Toddler Goods Effectively Postponed for up to Seven Months

Section 104(b) of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA of 2008) requires the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to set in place a final ruling regarding product registration cards for durable infant and toddler goods by August 14, 2009.  However, the notice of proposed rule making (NPR) published in the federal register today indicates [...]

Commissioners Disagree on Product Tracking Labels

It appears that, for the moment, we are at a stand-still with regard to tracking labels for children’s products, which the CPSIA requires as of August 14, 2009.  Earlier, I had predicted a stay as the CPSC works out the details of the label requirements.  As of today, however, a stay remains in limbo as [...]

CPSIA Rulings – A Long Road Still Ahead

For as many rulings as have been handed down by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) over the last seven months since the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA of 2008) was enacted, there are as many still to come.  From the content of mandatory product recall announcements to the specifics surrounding registration cards and [...]

All Children’s Products Soon to Require Permanent Identification Labels

Section 103 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), “Tracking Labels for Children’s Products,” amends US laws regarding Product Certification and Labeling (15 U.S.C. 2063).  (A redlined version of Section 2063, showing all changes imposed by the CPSIA is available here.) As amended, beginning August 14, 2009, product labeling laws will require manufacturers of [...]