What is the CPSIA of 2008?

A Law regarding tracking labels for all children’s products.  You can read the entire document here. (Page 14 deals with section 103.)

The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) of 2008 requires that nearly all children’s products:

a) comply with all applicable children’s product safety rules;

b) are tested for compliance by a CPSC-accepted laboratory;

c) have a written Children’s Product Certificate (issued by the manufacturer or importer) that
provides evidence of the product’s compliance; and

d) have permanent tracking information affixed to the product and its packaging.

 

Section 103 States:

‘‘(5) Effective 1 year after the date of enactment of the
Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008, the manufacturer
of a children’s product shall place permanent, distinguishing marks
on the product and its packaging, to the extent practicable, that
will enable…:

What it Means for Bulk Vending?

Individual bulk vending toys may need to carry a tracking label.  This is almost impossible to to the size and cost of a bulk vending toy.

What has the NBVA done?

We have fought the onerous regulation, and won “when practable” in the legislation.  Because it is not practable to lable each toy, the bulk vending industry is exempt.

Where We are Now:

The NBVA is monitoring the CPSC to see if there are any changes to the ruling on section 103.  We will alert our membership if there are any new regulations.