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SGS Hong Kong is pleased to announce that we have been accepted as an accredited laboratory to test children’s metal jewellery products to the ban on lead content using CPSC-CH-E1001-08 ‘Standard Operating Procedure for Determining Total Lead (Pb) in Children Metal Products (Including Children Metal Jewelry)’ under US Public Law 110-314 ‘Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA).

On 14 August, 2008, President George W Bush signed a landmark legislation ‘HR 4040’ into law. The new law mandates a phased-in ban on lead in children’s products to ensure products are safe by requiring lead levels to be reduced to 100 ppm for substrates over a 3-year period and 90 ppm for paints / similar surface coating materials from 14 August 2009. Third party testing is required to support certification of compliance to certain rules for children’s products. A list of scope accepted by CPSC is summarized in Table 1.
Table 1. Summary of scope accepted by CPSC
Note 1. For full details, please refer to ‘Regulated Products’, US Consumer Product Safety Commission at the following link
* Testing and certification are not required for products already in inventory that are covered by the new lead and phthalate limits and toy standards.
For further details of CPSIA, please visit eh US CPSC website and references therein at

Hing-Wo Tsang (Chemical)
Tel: + 852 2774 7420
Email Julian Kwok (non-chemical)
Tel: +852 2774 7140
For further details, please view the file “here”
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