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CPSC Issues Final Rule for Unfinished and Untreated Wood of Toys

January 14, 2016

UNITED STATES - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has released a final rule regarding the determination of heavy elements limits for unfinished and untreated wood used in toys, concluding that unfinished and untreated trunk wood in toys does not require third-party testing for the heavy element limits in ASTM F963-11 or the Consumer Safety Specifications for Toy Safety.
The conclusion is based on results of a literature search by a third-party contractor to assess whether the Commission could potentially determine that wood and other natural materials do not contain any of the seven specified heavy elements in concentrations above the ASTM F963-11 maximum solubility limits, excluding the eighth element, lead which is already subject to a determination.
This final rule is effective starting January 19, 2016.