Under the new law, childrenâ€™s products with more than 600 ppm total lead cannot lawfully be sold in the United States on or after February 10, 2009, even if they were manufactured before that date. The total lead limit drops to 300 ppm on August 14, 2009.
The new law requires that domestic manufacturers and importers certify that childrenâ€™s products made after February 10 meet all the new safety standards and the lead ban. Sellers of used childrenâ€™s products, such as thrift stores and consignment stores, are not required to certify that those products meet the new lead limits, phthalates standard or new toy standards.
at 2:20 PM on Jan. 9, 2009