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Hoosierwoodcraft

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12-18-2011 08:44 AM

Topic tags/keywords: regulations

Be aware if a new Consumer Product Safety Commission rule that will go into effect on January 1, 2012 requiring mandiatory lead testing for an wooden toy with a painted surface. See Government video at http://www.cpsc.gov/webcast/previous.html View the one on manuracturer of children toy.

-- Thanks to the Wood Spirit, Tom


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rance

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#1 posted 12-18-2011 08:53 AM

I only make Adult toys(teething rings, rattles, etc.). If they give them to kids, then that’s on themselves.

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#2 posted 12-18-2011 09:26 PM

Glad to see testing given China seems very lack on regulating what’s coming to the states,but I don’t think and craftsmen in the states would be using lead base material given any paints that had lead in them setting on someones shelf would have to be pushing 35 years old and useless anyhow. Thanks for the heads up Tom it never hurts to be informed.

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#3 posted 12-18-2011 09:56 PM

Good to know information, especially since finishing products containing lead and other dangerous ingredients are still available.

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#4 posted 12-18-2011 09:58 PM

Hey, a new law we need because we can’t even get that kind of paint anymore yay! Your tax dollars at work…

Ok, ok, I can see it because of the imported 3rd world country type places. But shouldn’t it be mandatory on imports at this point anyways???

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Hoosierwoodcraft

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#5 posted 01-02-2012 02:20 AM

A follow up on use of paint. Begining to check paint manufactors. At least one, Benjamin Moore Paint Corp has posted certification of compliance on lead testing on their website. I downloaded a statement from Benjamin Moore that certified that their paint was compliant for 16 CFR 1303 and 16 CFR 1500.121 requiring lead testing adminstered by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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#6 posted 01-02-2012 02:54 AM

I understood previously that we (as manufacturers) would have to underwrite the cost of third party testing, at a price thought to be in the range of $3500 per product line produced. I’m not sure that a spec sheet from the paint manufacturer would suffice. The problem is identifying the origin of each component; if we make wooden bulldozers, and paint them with non-toxic yellow paint, but buy the little painted wooden drivers by the boxload offshore and glue them into the driver’s seat, ...we’d have to provide documentation of origin and separate testing for every single outsourced item included in our product.

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#7 posted 01-02-2012 06:56 AM

Karson has posted on this. There are different rules and registration for small batch manufacturers (less than $1million in sales). -Jack

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#8 posted 01-02-2012 07:31 AM

Hmmm . . . I’ll have to look into the limit on small-batch manufacturers. I’m pushing that amount now. Another $999,750 and I’m there. Guess I need to start lookin’ into testing. ;)

You’d think with all the flattery so much of Chinese industry offers to American industry for their IP, they’d have found a way to flatter the paint manufacturers and (sorry, folks, I had to go here) get the lead out. But, they’re in the middle of the top 3 manufacturers of lead – behind Australia and ahead of the US (as of 2009, anyway) – and it makes for a cheap color ingredient. It also makes the paint more opaque so they can use less: read “it’s cheaper”. Unfortunately, as is often the case with our government, their collective preference is to legislate a solution, kneejerk though it may be, and deal with the consequences afterwards. Sort of like going after a fly with a shotgun; yeah, you may get the fly but you make quite a mess of the walls in the process.

Whit

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