Product Safety & the CPSIA

Product Safety & the CPSIA
In August 2008, the U.S. Congress passed the Consumer Products Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) which limits the amount of lead, phthalates, and other chemicals in children’s products. Additionally, the CPSIA has made compliance of ASTM standards mandatory as well as manufacturing identification and tracking labels/tags. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is in charge of enforcing these regulations, and over the past few months up to this very day, their policies of what (products), how (requirements), and when (deadlines) have been in a constant state of revision as they try to best interpret the intentions of the law as well as balance the concerns and capabilities of the various and vast children’s product industries.

Therefore, Camden Rose Inc wants to reassure our customers that all of our children’s products as of August, 2009 meet, and in most case exceed, these standards. We have tested a sample of each item we produce for lead content as well as a number of other harmful chemicals. As we expected, each product easily passed with levels of lead content far lower or non-existent than the minimum allowed. If requested we can provide the detailed test results of all of our children’s products in our catalog. Additionally, we can confidently report that all of our children’s products DO NOT contain any materials known to produce phthalates, namely PVC (found in soft plastic or vinyl). Furthermore, we are quite confident that all of the products we’ve made over the past years (for both children and adults) meet any current and future CPSIA requirements.

Overall, our position is that the CPSIA law will help improve children’s safety as well as grow the natural children’s products industry. It is important that all of us work toward both protecting the health and safety of all people and improving the integrity of the natural products industry. We are proud to support that effort.