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CPSC Issues Final Guidance on Inaccessible Component Parts, Phthalates

April 10, 2013

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has approved the final rule (16 CFR 1199) containing guidance on inaccessible component parts for the requirement on phthalates for toys and childcare articles.

The guidance basically adopts the same rules as provided for the identification of inaccessible parts for lead, with the exception of polyvinyl chloride (PVC or vinyl) or other plasticized materials covering mattresses and other sleep surfaces designed or intended by the manufacturer to facilitate sleep of children age three and younger, that are considered accessible and would not be considered inaccessible through the use of fabric coverings, including sheets and mattress pads.

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