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Toy legislation in the United States

On February 10, 2009, the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) went into effect in the United States. The act provides increased funding for the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), strengthens its authority in response to 2007 lead-related toy recalls, and mandates third-party testing and certification standards. Additionally, the act places restrictions on six phthalates in a narrow range of toys and childcare articles.

Impacted phthalates 

 All toys age
12 and under
Childcare articles age 3 and underToys that can be placed in the mouth
DBP/BBP/DEHPxxx
DINP/DIDP/DnOP --

x permanently restricted

- temporarily restricted

Applicable to greater than 0.1 weight percentage content in the article