Legislation Bans Phthalates and Lead in Toys

Conrad, Kyle
September 2008
SGB;Sep2008, Vol. 41 Issue 9, p9
Trade Publication
The article reports on the importance of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act 2008 passed by the U.S. Congress. The legislation which approved by the House and Senate will prohibit the use of lead and phthalates in children's products and toys. According to Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association (SGMA) president Tom Cove, the scheme will provide guidance to the industry including the sporting goods.


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