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CPSC FAQs: Total Lead Content in Children's Products

Lead Limits

CPSIA § 101

 

Lead limits for children’s products

  • 100 parts per million as of August 14, 2011
  • Lead limits to not apply to any component part that is not accessible to a child through normal and reasonably foreseeable use and abuse
    • Paint, coatings, electroplating do not qualify as barrier for inaccessibility

Lead in paint limit

  • Paint and similar surface-coating materials for consumer use:  90 ppm
  • Also applies to paint on toys or other articles for children, and paint on certain household furniture

CPSC policy lists certain products that inherently meet the standard and thus are not covered and do not need testing and certification, including:

Wood Paper and similar materials made from wood or other cellulosic fiber including
  • Paint on wood needs to be tested and certified
  • Paperboard, linerboard and medium, and coatings on such paper that soak into the paper and cannot be scraped off the surface
CMYK process printing inks Textiles consisting of:
  • Excluding spot colors, other inks that are not used in the CMYK process, and inks that can be scraped off the surface on which they are used or that are used in after-treatment applications, including screen prints, transfers, decals, or other prints 
  • Natural fibers (dyed or undyed)
  • Manufactured fibers (dyed or undyed)
  • Excluding after-treatment applications, such as screen prints, transfers, decals, or other prints
Others
  • Other plant-derived and animal-derived materials including, but not limited to, animal glue, bee’s wax, seeds, nut shells, flowers, bone, sea shell, coral, amber, feathers, fur, and leather

Exemptions for certain electronic devices

Also see Third-Party Testing

CPSIA § 101

Lead limits for products designed or intended primarily for children 12 and younger

  • Phased in over three years
    • February 10, 2009:  600 ppm
    • August 14, 2009:  300 ppm
    • August 14, 2011:  100 ppm
  • Lead limits to not apply to any component part that is not accessible to a child through normal and reasonably foreseeable use and abuse
    • Paint, coatings, electroplating do not qualify as barrier for inaccessibility

Lead in paint limit

  • Paint and similar surface-coating materials for consumer use:  90 ppm
  • Also applies to paint on toys or other articles for children, and paint on certain household furniture

CPSC policy lists certain products that inherently meet the standard and thus are not covered and do not need testing and certification, including:

Wood Paper and similar materials made from wood or other cellulosic fiber including
  • (Paint on wood needs to be tested and certified)
  • paperboard, linerboard and medium, and coatings on such paper that soak into the paper and cannot be scraped off the surface;
CMYK process printing inks Textiles consisting of:
  • (Excluding spot colors, other inks that are not used in the CMYK process, and inks that can be scraped off the surface on which they are used or that are used in after-treatment applications, including screen prints, transfers, decals, or other prints); 
  • Natural fibers (dyed or undyed)
  • Manufactured fibers (dyed or undyed)
  • (Excluding after-treatment applications, such as screen prints, transfers, decals, or other prints)
Others
  • Other plant-derived and animal-derived materials including, but not limited to, animal glue, bee’s wax, seeds, nut shells, flowers, bone, sea shell, coral, amber, feathers, fur, and leather;

Exemptions for certain electronic devices

Also see Testing and Certification

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