New Limits To Reduce Childrens Lead Exposure

02.10.09 | FL News Team

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is releasing more stringent guidelines in an effort to further reduce children's exposure to lead. Effective today, consumer products aimed at children 12 and under cannot have more that six-hundred-parts per million of lead in any accessible part.

The commission will not impose penalties against those who make, distribute or sell items such as toys and textiles made of natural materials even if the items actually contain more lead than the specified limit. Sellers will not be immune from prosecution, however, if it is discovered that they had legitimate knowledge of excessive amounts of lead in their products.

Check out Sarah Harnisch's interview with a businesswoman, to get a perspective on how this could affect businesses.