October 8, 2009

CPSC meeting regarding lead and brass

NOTE: as of the commission meeting on Oct 21, 2009 the Brass Lead Exclusions Petition(s) will not be heard until the Nov. 4, 2009 meeting.

This was just announced today by the CPSC and is interesting as it discussed brass which is the issue a lot of bike have with respect to lead (spoke nipples, valve stems etc):

Commission Briefing/Meeting
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
(Items 1-4, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon; Item 5, 2:00-5:00 p.m.)
Hearing Room 420 Open to the Public

The following matters will be discussed:

1. Lab Accreditation Requirements for Lead
2. Brass Lead Exclusions Petition
3. Lead Determination Guidance
4. Recreational Off Highway Vehicles (ROHVS) ANPR
5. Toy Safety Certification Program, Toy Industry Association (TIA), Consumer Union (CU) and Consumer Federation of America (CFA)
(This meeting was requested by the participants. For the convenience of all of the Commissioners, the meetings are being consolidated into one public meeting.)

Last but not least:

Friday October 9, 2009 is the extended deadline for the filing of reports on the lead (Pb) content of certain accessible metal parts in connection with the stays of enforcement of CPSIA lead limits for children’s products, namely (1) bicycles, jogger strollers and bicycle trailers; and (2) youth all-terrain vehicles, youth off-road motorcycles and youth snowmobiles. The reports can be filed in electronic form by sending an e-mail to the Secretary of the Commission, Todd Stevenson, at the following address: tstevenson@cpsc.gov or by hand, by U.S. mail or other express service to the following address:

Todd Stevenson Director, Office of the Secretary
Division of Information Management
Office of Information Technology Services
US Consumer Product Safety Commission
4330 East West Highway, Room 502
Bethesda, MD 20814-4408

Items transmitted electronically or postmarked by midnight on Friday, October 9 will be accepted by the Commission for filing.

For more information on the stays of enforcement, click here

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