The government decided to give small clothing and toy manufacturers a break, at least for one year. They do not have to get their products tested as long as they self-inspect their products and make sure there are no small parts, painted pieces that could have lead, or could harm a child in any way.
However, certain manufacturers still have to watch for…
1. Painted products- there is a ban on lead in paint and other surface coatings effective for products made after December 21, 2008;
2. Full-size and non full-size cribs and pacifiers – effective for products made after January 20, 2009;
3. Small parts – ban is effective for products made after February 15, 2009; and
4. Children’s jewelry – The limits on lead content of metal components effective for products made after March 23, 2009.