Friday, April 2, 2010

No Foolin’ Here – CPSC Issues Reasonable Definition of a “Children’s Product”

This week I was pleased to join my fellow Commissioners in approving the proposed rule on the definition of “children’s product” because I believe it is a sound attempt at interpreting this term in the clearest, most flexible manner for manufacturers and consumers. As we wait to see if Congress will amend the law to address its overreach, including lowering the age range to a more risk-based scope, this proposal at least helps us to focus the age limit downward.

It is important that the agency receive as much feedback as possible on this proposed rule, particularly from the manufacturers whose products occupy the “grey area” between the pre-teen and teenage groups or that produce items intended for both children and adults. So please go to and submit comments in the next 60 days!

Click here to read my full statement.

1 comment:

Vivian Zabel said...

I still do not understand why any product where the components are already tested must be re-tested once the components are assembled.