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Lead in childrens products US

Centexbel is recognized by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission as an accredited laboratory to test for:
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  • Lead in Children's Metal Jewelry
    CPSC-CH-E1001-08 and/or CPSC-CH-E1001-08.1
  • Lead in Children's Metal Products
    CPSC-CH-E1001-08 and/or CPSC-CH-E1001-08.1
  • Lead in Non-Metal Children's Products
    CPSC-CH-E1002-08 and/or CPSC-CH-E1002-08.1
  • Lead Paint Regulation at 16 CFR Part 1303
    CPSC-CH-E1003-09 or CPSC-CH-E1003-09.1

List of Accredited Testing Laboratories

As of September 14th, 2011, the Consumer Product Safety Commission has reduced the Lead Content in Children´s Products to 100 ppm.

In this context, it is also interesting to notice that when you are complying with the Oeko-Tex® standard 100 you are also complying with the CPSIA specifications regarding the certification of total lead content in toys and textile articles.

Certification under the Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 is becoming increasingly important for the American market, especially since the Consumer Product Safety Commission states in its Final Rule that they believe that certifications from, for example, Oeko-Tex would serve to provide such verifications for textiles. The Oeko-Tex standard limits lead content in certain textile products to no more than 90 ppm lead.

More information:

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