BLC receives CPSC approval for lead testing

A new bill has just been signed into US law. The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (HR4040) targets lead in children’s products giving new limits, and also gives a lower restriction for lead in paint and surface coatings. The law covers mandatory Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) approved third party testing and the use of tracking labels and product registration cards. All effective dates for requirements are based on the enactment date of August 14, 2008.

BLC is pleased to announce CPSC approval as an accredited laboratory for the 16CFR1303 lead testing standard (CPSC Identification Number: 1050).

BLC is currently one of a limited number of UK laboratories to offer lead testing to the US market.

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