Consumer Product Safety Commission Defines Children’s Product”

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC” or Commission”) recently voted 3 to 2 to approve a final interpretive rule for the term children’s products,” as that term is used in the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (“CPSIA”). Given the wide range of products that could be covered by that term and the significant consequences if they are covered, manufacturers, distributors, and retailers had been anxiously awaiting guidance from the Commission. Many of those entities, however, may not have received the specific, bright line guidance they were seeking. The final rule is available on the CPSC’s website and becomes effective immediately upon its publication in the Federal Register.

For more details on the definition of children’s product” and an overview of the new interpretive rule, see the Kelley Drye client advisory.