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Hearing Today on New Lead Limits

Published February 15, 2011

BETHESDA, MD (BRAIN)—The Consumer Product Safety Commission will hold a public hearing this morning to address the feasibility of dropping the lead limits in children’s products to 100 parts per million.

The hearing starts at 10 a.m. EST and is available online via webcast at www.cpsc.gov/webcast.

The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act states that children’s products manufactured after Aug.14 may not contain more than 100 parts per million of lead unless the Commission determines that is not technologically feasible.

“The Commission may make such a determination only after a notice and a hearing and after analyzing the public health protections associated with substantially reducing lead in children’s products,” the CPSC said in its notice announcing the public hearing.

The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association will participate in the hearing to demonstrate the infeasibility of the standard in children’s bike products.

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