The Consumer Product Safety Commission issued more guidance yesterday on their enforcement policy regarding children's products effective February 10, 2009. In part:
"Manufacturers, importers, distributors, and retailers should also be aware that CPSC will:
Not impose penalties against anyone for making, importing, distributing, or selling
(The Commission generally will not prosecute someone for making, selling or distributing items in these categories even if it turns out that such an item actually contains more than 600 ppm lead.)"
The issue of phthalates in children's toys and "child care articles" is apparently still in flux according to TheSmartMama, a U.S. District Court overturning the CPSC's General Counsel's opinion that the limits do not apply retroactively to existing inventory. My brain can't absorb all that information-- I can only handle one toxic substance at a time. But if the phthalate limit applies to you, pay attention.