The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) voted unanimously to extend a stay of enforcement on testing and certification of many regulated children’s products, including dirt bikes and ATVs.
While enforcement of specific CPSC testing requirements has been stayed, the products must still comply with all applicable rules and bans.
The stay of enforcement will remain in effect for these children’s products while CPSC continues to work toward recognizing labs. Independent third-party testing and certification will only be required for these categories of children’s products 90 days after CPSC publishes the laboratory accreditation requirements for any individual category in the Federal Register.
Additionally, the commission voted to extend the stay on certification and third-party testing for children’s products subject to lead content limits until Feb. 10, 2011. Under this decision, products must still meet the 300 ppm lead limit now, but certification and third-party testing to show compliance will be required for all children’s products manufactured after Feb. 10, 2011. A children’s product is one that is primarily intended for children 12 and younger.
For the full release, including a table of the applicable rule, standard or ban for various products, click here.