Chemist Brad Tix of Stork Twin City Testing in St. Paul, Minnesota, is presenting a free webinar, "Updated CPSIA Testing for Lead, Phthalates, and ASTM F963 Conformance" on Wednesday, February 10, 2010. The webinar is open to the general public and there is no cost to attend. This event will be of particular interest to makers and manufacturers of products designed for use by children, such as toys, games, furniture, and other articles.
Space is limited; those interested in attending should register early to reserve a spot. Internet access is necessary. To register for the webinar, please click on the link below, or copy and paste the URL into your internet browser. Then, follow the instructions for logging in and joining the webinar.
After registering, attendees will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. System Requirements:PC-based attendees: Required: Windows 2000, XP Home, XP Pro, 2003 Server, Vista. Macintosh-based attendees: Required: Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) or newer. This webinar will be recorded; the recording will be made available at the Stork website in February
The year has gone by fast and we are now facing mandatory conformance for children's products regarding total lead, phthalates and ASTM F963 soluble metals. Last year the CPSC suspended certification of children's products for total lead, phthalates and ASTM F963 soluble metals for one year. Although the requirements and conformance were never suspended, certification was. But now, certification of products is mandatory as of Feb. 10, 2010 and still some confusion exists regarding testing and testing programs.
This webinar will attempt to answer some of the updates and recent rulings made by the CPSC including possible exemptions from testing. We will also briefly cover factors companies may want to consider when developing and executing a continuous CPSIA testing program.
The webinar will include time at the end for Mr. Tix to answer questions submitted during the presentation.