CPSC Rule Slashes Acceptable Lead Paint Content

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued an amendment to 16 CFR part 1303.1 that will lower the allowed amount of lead in paint and other coatings applied to consumer products, toys, some furniture, and other articles intended for use by children. The rule bans products where the lead content exceeds 0.06 percent of the weight of the total nonvolatile content of the paint or the weight of the dried paint film; on Aug. 14, 2009, that will drop to 0.009 percent.

Congress directed this reduction when it passed the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA). That law mandated the cut to 0.009 percent, effective Aug. 14, 2009.

The agency's contact for more information is Hyun Sun Kim in the Office of the General Counsel, CPSC, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814, email [email protected]psc.gov.

Download Center

  • The Ultimate Guide to OSHA Recordkeeping

    When it comes to OSHA recordkeeping, there are always questions regarding the requirements and in and outs. This guide is here to help!

  • Lone Worker Safety Guide

    As organizations digitalize and remote operations become more commonplace, the number of lone workers is on the rise. These employees are at increased risk for unaddressed workplace accidents or emergencies. This guide was created to help employers better understand common lone worker risks and solutions for lone worker risk mitigation and incident prevention.

  • Online Safety Training Buyer's Guide

    Thinking of getting an online safety training solution at work but not sure how to evaluate different solutions and find the one that's best for your company? Use this handy buyer's guide to learn the basics of selecting online safety training and how to use it at your workplace.

  • SDS Software Buyer's Guide

    Whether this is your first time shopping for online SDS software or you’re upgrading from a legacy solution, this guide is designed for you to use in your search for the safety management solution that works best for you and your company.

  • Risk Matrix Guide

    Risk matrices come in many different shapes and sizes. Understanding the components of a risk matrix will allow you and your organization to manage risk effectively.

  • Vector Solutions

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - November December 2021

    November December 2021

    Featuring:

    • GAS DETECTION
      How to Streamline Gas Detector Maintenance
    • OSHA TOP 10
      OSHA's Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards for FY 2021
    • PROTECTIVE APPAREL
      How PPE Can Help You Deal with the Harsh Condition of Winter
    • HEARING PROTECTION
      Tackling Hearing Protection in the Workplace
    View This Issue