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We are pleased to announce that the SGS Hong Kong laboratory has been accredited by the CPSC to conduct lead testing on children products.
Under the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), new chemical substance requirements were enacted on 14 August, 2008. Lead containing paint and lead in substrates are banned in all children’s products in order to prevent children from being poisoned from eating or licking any lead-containing products.

In addition, phthalates DEHP, DBP, BBP are permanently banned and phthalates DINP, DIDP and DNOP are banned on an interim basis in toys for children and childcare articles.

The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 affects all manufacturers, importers and distributors of US consumer products, especially those designed for children. Manufacturers, importers and distributors shall certify that their products are complied with the CPSIA and all rules, bans, standards or regulations applicable to the product under the jurisdiction of the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
New Requirement for Lead under CPSIA 606060100Substance
Effective Date
substrate of
Products for
children up
to age 12
≤ 600 ppm
≤ 300 ppm
≤ 100 ppm
(if technologically feasible)
10 Feb, 2009
14 Aug, 2009
14 Aug, 2011
(The date of inventory or on store shelves)
Paint /
≤ 600 ppm
≤ 90 ppm
(may be lowered after scientific studies)
14 Aug, 2009
(The date of inventory or on store shelves)
New Requirement for Phthalates under CPSIA 3550956040Group PhthalateScopeRequirement Effective Date1
Permanent Ban
Toys for children up
to 12 or
childcare articles up to 3
≤ 0.1 %
≤ 0.1 %
≤ 0.1 %
10 Feb, 2009
Interim Ban
Toys for children up
to 12 that
can be
placed in the
mouth or childcare articles
up to 3
≤ 0.1 %
≤ 0.1 %
≤ 0.1 %
SALES PROMOTION (Promotion valid from 29th Oct until 30th Nov, 2008)
Total Lead in Substrate – HKD 150 NET
Lead in Surface Coating (16 CFR 1303) – HKD 150 NET
Phthalates Content (ASTM D3421) – HKD 800 NET
(SGS HK LTD reserves the final right for this offer)
(For compliance with CPSIA, the testing has to be performed on individual part basis.)
Ruth Hon
t: 852 2774 7488
For print version, Sales Promotion for Lead and Phthalates (PDF 34 KB).


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