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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Workshop on Potential Ways To Reduce Third
Party Testing Costs Through Determinati...
US CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION
Disclaimer
 This presentation was prepared by
CPSC staff, has not been reviewed or ...
CPSC Staff Workshop Agenda
 9:00 Introductory Remarks
 9:15 Purpose, Scope, & Goals
 9:45 Phthalates
 11:45 Lunch Brea...
Workshop Purpose
 Additional research
• Scientifically defensible
• Widest scope of relief
• Not affect safety and compli...
Workshop Scope
 Scope is limited to research in support of
possible determinations rulemaking. Not
included in the worksh...
Consumer Product Safety Improvement
Act of 2008 (CPSIA)
 Limits lead content in substrate for accessible
component parts ...
Compliance Testing
 Children’s products that are subject to a
CPSC children’s product safety rule must
be tested by a thi...
Burden Reduction
 Public Law 112–28 (August 12, 2011)
directed CPSC to seek comment on
‘‘opportunities to reduce the cost...
Previous Commission Actions
 Request for Comment (RFC): Application of
Third Party Testing Requirements; Reducing
Third P...
CPSC Staff Workshop
 79 FR 11088; February 27, 2014
 www.regulations.gov
• CPSC Docket No. CPSC–2011–0081
 Written comm...
CPSC Staff Workshop Goals
 Information and evidence about possible
determinations that certain materials comply with
the ...
CPSC Staff Workshop Goals
 Information about factors relevant to
demonstrating a high degree of assurance of
compliance t...
CPSC Staff Workshop Topics
 Three areas for possible determinations
• Phthalate content
• Lead content
• Solubility of th...
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Introduction: Workshop on Potential Ways To Reduce Third Party Testing Costs Through Determinations Consistent With Assuring Compliance

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Introduction: Workshop on Potential Ways To Reduce Third Party Testing Costs Through Determinations Consistent With Assuring Compliance

  1. 1. U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Workshop on Potential Ways To Reduce Third Party Testing Costs Through Determinations Consistent With Assuring Compliance April 3, 2014 This presentation was prepared by CPSC staff, has not been reviewed or approved by, and may not reflect the views of, the Commission.
  2. 2. US CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION Disclaimer  This presentation was prepared by CPSC staff, has not been reviewed or approved by, and may not reflect the views of, the Commission.  The views and opinions expressed by public participants during this workshop are those of the participants and do not represent official government policies or positions of the Commission or its staff.  This workshop is being webcast and recorded. Please identify yourself when speaking. 4/3/2014 2
  3. 3. CPSC Staff Workshop Agenda  9:00 Introductory Remarks  9:15 Purpose, Scope, & Goals  9:45 Phthalates  11:45 Lunch Break  1:15 Lead and ASTM 8 Elements  3:00 Break  3:15 Discussion  4:00 Closing Remarks 4/3/2014 US CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION 3
  4. 4. Workshop Purpose  Additional research • Scientifically defensible • Widest scope of relief • Not affect safety and compliance of children’s products  Possible rulemaking on expanding the list of materials eligible for determinations 4/3/2014 US CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION 4
  5. 5. Workshop Scope  Scope is limited to research in support of possible determinations rulemaking. Not included in the workshop are: • Certification issues; • Test methods; • Statutory content limits; • Definitions; and • Other matters not related to determinations. 4/3/2014 US CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION 5
  6. 6. Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA)  Limits lead content in substrate for accessible component parts of children’s products to 100 ppm  Limits content of six phthalates for children’s toys and child care articles to 0.1 percent  Mandatory toy safety standard (ASTM F 963-11) limits soluble amounts of eight elements: antimony, arsenic, barium, cadmium, chromium, lead, mercury, and selenium 4/3/2014 6US CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION
  7. 7. Compliance Testing  Children’s products that are subject to a CPSC children’s product safety rule must be tested by a third party CPSC-accepted laboratory (Section 14(a)(2) of the CPSA). 4/3/2014 US CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION 7
  8. 8. Burden Reduction  Public Law 112–28 (August 12, 2011) directed CPSC to seek comment on ‘‘opportunities to reduce the cost of third party testing requirements consistent with assuring compliance with any applicable consumer product safety rule, ban, standard, or regulation.’’ 4/3/2014 US CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION 8
  9. 9. Previous Commission Actions  Request for Comment (RFC): Application of Third Party Testing Requirements; Reducing Third Party Testing Burdens • 76 FR 69596; 11/8/11; Staff briefing package; 8/29/12  Request for Information Regarding Third Party Testing for Lead Content, Phthalate Content, and the Solubility of the Eight Elements Listed in ASTM F963–11 • 78 FR 22518; 4/16/13 4/3/2014 9US CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION
  10. 10. CPSC Staff Workshop  79 FR 11088; February 27, 2014  www.regulations.gov • CPSC Docket No. CPSC–2011–0081  Written comments submitted by April 17, 2014 4/3/2014 US CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION 10
  11. 11. CPSC Staff Workshop Goals  Information and evidence about possible determinations that certain materials comply with the applicable content or solubility limits of applicable children’s product safety rules with a high degree of assurance • Irrespective of their manufacturing origin or manufacturing process • Without requiring third party testing 4/3/2014 11US CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION
  12. 12. CPSC Staff Workshop Goals  Information about factors relevant to demonstrating a high degree of assurance of compliance to the applicable children’s product safety rules • Consideration of raw material sourcing • Manufacturing processes used • Possible presence of recycled materials • Potential for contamination 4/3/2014 12US CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION
  13. 13. CPSC Staff Workshop Topics  Three areas for possible determinations • Phthalate content • Lead content • Solubility of the eight elements in the toy standard 4/3/2014 13US CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION

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