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© Copyright AAFA. All rights reserved. 2009 CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY IMPROVEMENT ACT February 17, 2009.

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1 © Copyright AAFA. All rights reserved CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY IMPROVEMENT ACT February 17, 2009

2 © Copyright AAFA. All rights reserved CPSIA To Date -November 12, 2008 – General Conformity Certificate requirement kicked in -December 21, 2008 – Third Party Testing requirement kicked in for lead-in-paint standard -February 10, 2009 – Lead and phthalate standards kicked in for children’s products -Too late – CPSC began to issue guidance on how these standards would apply to consumer products

3 © Copyright AAFA. All rights reserved Recent CPSIA Activity -December 24, 2008 – CPSC issues four proposed lead rulemakings addressing: -Exemptions -How to petition for future exemptions -Electronics -Inaccessibility -Comments Due Today -January 22, 2009 – AAFA holds a meeting with the CPSC to exempt textiles from the lead standard -January 30, 2009 – CPSC stays testing requirements -February 5, 2009 – NY District Court rules phthalate standard is retroactive, CPSC votes against stay of implementation of lead standard -February 6, 2009 – CPSC passes enforcement policy for lead standard -February 7, 2009 – CPSC issues testing guidance for phthalates -February 10, 2009 – CPSC issues guidance for small businesses -February 12, 2009 – CPSC issues draft guidance for phthalate standard

4 © Copyright AAFA. All rights reserved What’s Coming Up? August 14, 2009 – Lead standard and lead in paint standard drop to 300ppm and 90ppm respectively (retroactive) August 14, 2009 – Tracking labels August 14, 2009 – Database plans submitted (database must be available before February 14, 2011) November 14, 2009 – CPSC initiated certification system enacted February 10, 2010 – Testing and certification stay lifted August 14, 2011 – Lead limit dropped again to 100ppm (retroactive)

5 © Copyright AAFA. All rights reserved In the Meantime… Legislative fixes? –Retroactivity –CPSC Funding State legislation and Attorney Generals Retailer requirements Too few third party accredited testing labs Exemptions Component testing Drawstrings

6 © Copyright AAFA. All rights reserved Apparel & Footwear Recalls

7 © Copyright AAFA. All rights reserved Closing Thoughts

8 © Copyright AAFA. All rights reserved American Apparel and Footwear Association 1601 N. Kent Street, 12 th Floor Arlington, VA Thank You


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