February 5, 2009
CPSC delays lead testing rule
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is delaying the requirement that children's toys, books, clothes and jewelry be tested for lead and phthalates.
The rule, part of a ban on selling children's items containing the chemicals that goes into effect Tuesday, was delayed until 2010.
Once the testing requirement goes into effect, manufacturers, importers and retailers must have certificates showing their products were tested and meet the new limits, USA Today reported Thursday.