California Proposition 65 Settlements Lead and Phthalates in Toys and Children's Products
A consent judgment pertaining to the exposure of lead and phthalates to users
who use or handle toys or other children's products was settled in August 2008.
According to the settlement, the manufacturer shall only provide covered products
for sale in California that are both phthalate free and lead free.
Phthalates free means covered products containing less than or equal to 1,000ppm
of each individual phthalate DEHP, BBP, DBP, DIDP and DnHP.
Lead free means covered products containing:
(i) PVC-components that have less than 200ppm of lead; and
(ii) Non-PVC accessible components that have less than 600ppm of lead.
"Covered products" include:
(i) "Toys" designed for or reasonably used by children under 6 years
of age; and
(ii) "Child Care Articles" designed for or reasonably used to facilitate
sleep, relaxation, grooming, hygiene, or feeding of children under 3 or to help
children under 3 with sucking or teething.
Complying with the CPSIA requirements does not demonstrate compliance to the
Proposition 65 requirements. The phthalate requirement under Proposition 65
includes DnHP, a phthalate that is not addressed under the CPSIA phthalate requirement.
Additionally, under Proposition 65, PVC-components shall have lead content less
than 200ppm while the CPSIA lead in substrate requirement which goes into effect
on February 10, 2009, is set at 600ppm.
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