FOR VENDORS SELLING ITEMS INTENDED FOR CHILDREN 12 AND UNDER.
You may already be familiar with this, but I need to let you all know about the CSPIA Act. Don’t let this intimidate you, but there’s some government regulations we need to follow for anyone selling items intended for children under 12. It’s about lead content. Compliancy is up to you as vendors, and as you look through these links, there are many exceptions, such as fabrics, and many of you will only have to register as a small batch manufacturer. (Small batch manufacturer is someone who sells less than $1million a year, and less then than 7500 of one certain product a year.) If you’ll familiarize yourselves with this and start working towards being compliant. The government does not intend to put us all out of business, but they do want us to work towards becoming compliant.
Here’s a link to the actual law: http://www.cpsc.gov/about/cpsia/smbus/cpsiasbguide.pdf
Here’s a link to some FAQ about the CPSIA Act: http://www.cpsc.gov/about/cpsia/cpsia.html
Here is a link that has some info about registering and testing products: .https://www.cpsc.gov/Business–Manufacturing/Testing-Certification/Childrens-Product-Certificate
Here is a company that does consumer testing. Most of you won’t need this, be sure to do the research before spending any money on this. There are many exceptions.
Consumer Testing Laboratories