Section 101, Children’s Products Containing Lead
The Consumer Product Safety Information Act (CPSIA) of 2008 was enacted into law on August 14, 2008. According to the CPSIA, beginning February 10, 2009, children’s products cannot be sold if they contain more than 600 parts per million (ppm) total lead. This includes any product for children under the age of 12. Under the new law, children’s products with more than 600 ppm total lead cannot lawfully be sold in the United States on or after February 10, 2009, even if they were manufactured before that date. The total lead limit dropped to 300 ppm on August 14, 2009. All products manufactured by Transfer Express, Inc. comply with the lead restrictions in Section 101 of the CPSIA, as described above.
SECTION 108, PROHIBITION ON SALE OF CERTAIN PRODUCTS CONTAINING SPECIFIED PHTHALATES The CPSIA requires that "children’s toys" manufactured on or after February 10, 2009 cannot be sold if they contain more than 0.1% of certain specific phthalates or if they fail to meet new mandatory standards for toys. According to the Commission, the term "children’s toy" means a consumer product designed or intended by the manufacturer for a child 12 years of age or younger for use by the child when the child plays.
Important--According to an interpretation by the General Counsel of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (http://www.cpsc.gov/library/foia/advisory/321.pdf), "children’s wearing apparel generally is not considered a toy..." and, therefore, would not be covered by the Act. The CPSIA also requires that “child care articles” manufactured on or after February 10, 2009 cannot be sold if they contain more than 0.1% of certain specific phthalates. According to the Commission, the term "child care article" means a consumer product designed or intended by the manufacturer to facilitate sleep or the feeding of children age 3 and younger, or to help such children with sucking or teething.
The same interpretation by the General Counsel states that children’s sleepwear or bibs would be considered “child care articles” and, therefore, would be subject to the Act.
As we are not always made aware of how our product will be used and to what it will be applied, if you will be applying transfers to articles that facilitate sleep or the feeding of children age 3 and younger (ie. bibs or sleepwear) we recommend Cad Printz or Photo Prints.
This information is believed to be accurate based on the scientific data supplied to Transfer Express, Inc. by its suppliers and is presented in good faith. The information presented is intended only as a source of information and given without guarantee and does not constitute a warranty. Since the conditions under which this information may be applied are beyond our control, we can assume no liability for the results of the application. It is incumbent upon our Dealers to satisfy themselves that any end products derived meet all applicable regulatory requirements. No warranty, expressed or implied, is given.