Lead in Children’s Vinyl Products

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) staff is supporting voluntary standard activities related to the use of lead in children’s vinyl products. CPSC staff requested that ASTM International coordinate development of a standard that would eliminate or significantly reduce children's exposure to lead in some consumer products. ASTM Subcommittee F15.62, Lead in Children’s Vinyl Products, was formed in August 2007 to develop such a standard.


Additional Information


Press Releases:

- CPSC Finds Lead Poisoning Hazard for Young Children in Imported Vinyl Miniblinds, June 25, 1996

- CPSC Warns About Worn Vinyl Baby Bibs, May 2, 2007



Voluntary Standard and Code Activities:

- Correspondence to ASTM International
May 10, 2007. CPSC staff request for development of a new standard for lead in children's vinyl products (PDF)

- ASTM Organizational Meeting, August 9, 2007 (PDF)



Contact ASTM International

- For further information, contact Len Morrissey at lmorriss@astm.org or ASTM International at http://www.astm.org



Contact CPSC

- For additional information or to comment, please contact cpsc-os@cpsc.gov

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