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Certification of lead content in children’s articles

Since August 2010, Centexbel has been licensed and accredited by the US authorities as a “third-party laboratory” under CPSC (identification number 1282).
In this respect, Centexbel is allowed to issue test certificates about:

  • the total lead content in toys and textile articles for children up to the age of 12, in accordance with CPSIA, 16 CFR, part 1303
  • the surface flammability of carpets and rugs, in accordance with CPSIA, 16 CFR Part 1630
  • the surface flammability of small carpets and rugs, in accordance with CPSIA, 16 Part 1631

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:
Stijn Devaere sdv [at] centexbel [dot] be