October 17, 2017

On August 30, 2017, the CPSC Published a Final Rule that that Determines that Certain Plastics With Specified Additives Would Not Contain the Specified Phthalates Prohibited in Children’s Toys and Child Care Articles (16 CFR 1308)

DATES: The rule is effective on September 29, 2017

 Substance of the Rule:  Section 1308.2(a) specifies the plastics that the Commission has determined do not exceed the phthalates content limits with a high degree of assurance as that term is defined in 16 CFR part 1107

(b) Accessible component parts of children’s toys and child care articles made with the specified plastics, and specified additives, listed in paragraph (a) of this section are not required to be third party tested pursuant to section 14(a)(2) of the CPSA and 16 CFR part 1107.

(c) Accessible component parts of children’s toys and child care articles made with a plastic or additives not listed in paragraph (a) of this section that are plasticized or may contain phthalates are required to be third party tested pursuant to section 14(a)(2) of the CPSA and 16 CFR part 1107.