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CPSC Issues New Rule on Third-Party Testing and Certification

When it’s deliver-or-die, supply chains become the lifeblood of a company. To that end, the fashion industry has embraced technology to navigate today’s hyper-complicated supply chain, with myriad solutions shaping the first, middle and last mile. Call it Sourcing 2.0.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on Wednesday issued a direct final rule clarifying two previous regulations regarding when component part testing can be used and which textile products have been determined not to exceed the allowable lead content limits.

The new rule, effective as of December 14 unless “significant adverse comment” is received by November 13, relates to Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA) regulations that allow parties to test and certify component parts of products under certain circumstances and determine that certain materials or products do not require lead content testing.

Read more at Sourcing Journal.