CPSIA, the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, is designed to protect children from exposure to lead in toys and other consumer goods intended for children aged 12 or younger.
The ruling that is effective after February 10, 2010 regulates lead and phthalates in children’s toys: total lead content to 0.03% (300 ppm), lead in paint or coatings to 90 ppm and phthalates to 0.1%. Note that some regulations at the State level may be more stringent: For example, California’s Lead-in-Jewelry law limits lead in plastic jewelry (and glass or crystals present in > 1 g) to <0.02% (200 ppm).
Guidance for small manufacturer’s crafters and importers of children’s toys.
Guidance for retailers and resellers.
Revised method for testing for non-metals in children’s toys (CPSC-CH-E1002-08-1): June 21, 2010.