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4097978000 - HR 4040: Consumer Product Safety Improvement...

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HR 4040: Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008
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Overview of Today’s Presentation • Introduction to NSF • History and definitions of CPSIA • Specific requirements within CPSIA • Q & A Session
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NSF Was Established In 1944 To Develop Standards, And Test And Certify Food Equipment. • 3 public health experts founded the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) in the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health over 60 years ago. • Initially serviced the food industry
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Our Mission Has Always Focused On Protection Of Public Health And Safety NSF International, an independent, not-for-profit non-governmental organization, is dedicated to being the leading global provider of public health and safety-based risk management solutions while serving the interests of all stakeholders.
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NSF International • Recognized world leader in standards development, product testing, certification and risk assessment • Developed more than 72 national consensus standards • Service provider to over 12,000 companies in 100 countries • Certified more than 225,000 products around the globe
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NSF Standards and Programs Food Service Equipment Plastics and Plumbing System Components Pools, Spas, Hot Tub Circulation Systems Wastewater Unit Certification Program Drinking Water Treatment Units Biohazard Cabinetry ISO 21469 Certification Sustainability Standards for Carpet, Flooring, Furniture, Roofing Material and Textiles Bottled Water Drinking Water Laboratory Accreditation Drinking Water Additives Non-Food Compound Registration Dietary Supplements Athletic Banned Substances Green Chemistry Toy Safety
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History of CPSIA (HR 4040) • Introduced Nov. 1, 2007 • Scheduled for Debate Dec. 18, 2007 • Passed House Dec. 19, 2007 • Passed Senate Mar. 6, 2008 • Differences Resolved Jul. 31, 2008 • Signed by President Bush Aug. 14, 2008
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Definitions • ‘Children’s Product’ means a consumer product designed or intended primarily for children 12 years of age or younger – Factors considered: • A manufacturer’s statement about the intended use of the product • Representation in packaging, display, promotion and advertising • How the product is commonly recognized by consumers • CPSC Age Determination Guidelines
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Definitions • ‘Children’s toy’ means a consumer product designed or intended by the manufacturer for a child 12 years of age or younger for use by the child when the child plays
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Definitions • ‘Child care article’ means a consumer product designed or intended by the manufacturer to facilitate sleep or the feeding of children age 3 and younger, or to help such children with sucking or teething
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Definitions • ‘Consumer product’ means any article, or component part thereof, produced or distributed (i) for sale to a consumer for use in or around a permanent or temporary household or residence, a school, in recreation, or otherwise, or (ii) for the personal use, consumption or
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