Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act

Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act

Consumer Product Safety Commission Update on Drawstrings

The Consumer Product Safety Commission ("CPSC") has for several years maintained "voluntary standards" regarding drawstrings on children's upper outerwear.  Recently, however, the CPSC has taken several actions that indicate that this standard is no longer "voluntary."  In fact, the CPSC is moving to include certain children's outerwear with drawstrings as products deemed to present a "substantial product hazard."  Substantial penalties may be imposed for failure to comply with the applicable standards and elated reporting requirements.

Read the Detailed Memorandum Regarding the Legal Requirements for the Products.

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CPSIA changes and updates continue to be released, to stay current on the latest and how it may affect your business, we recommend you sign up for email updates from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. Visit https://www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx for more information.

Government Sets January 1, 2012, as Effective Date for Testing and Certification to Prove Compliance with Phthalates Standards Applicable to Children's Toys and Child Care Articles. Read more.


Recently, new content has been posted to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission's web page on the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), regarding the recent requirements that will became effective August 14, 2009. Read the entire update here.


CPSIA changes and updates continue to be released, to stay current on the latest and how it may affect your business, we recommend you sign up for email updates from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. Visit https://www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx.

Please understand that these announcements mean only that for the time being (until Feb. 10, 2010), you do not have to provide certificates for phthalates and lead content limits when you ship your product. Click Here to learn more.

The CPSIA will affect our entire industry. The information presented is extremely valuable for future product/distribution and marketing. Please feel free to contact SIA with any questions, 435.657.5140.

The Commission's press release and the statements of the Commissioners are available at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09115.html.

At the SIA.09 SnowSports Trade Show, SIA’s SnowSports Institute partnered with the SGMA Legal Task Force to present a session addressing this Act that will affect all future production, manufacturing, importing, and marketing in our industry. Read the presentation from this cutting edge seminar tackling the latest legal issues and questions arising from the CPSIA.

SIA is committed to supplying our members with the most updated Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act information.

Recently, SIA and the firm Snell and Wilmer held a conference call entitled, “Tracking Label Essentials: Keep the Product Moving”. The call focused on developments stemming from the CPSIA and gave our members a chance to ask questions. Attorneys Gary Wollensky and Elizabeth McNulty conducted the conference call.

Wollensky urged call participants to keep on top of the situation. To receive regular updates go to: cpsc.gov.