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National News : ♪ ♪ 76 Trombones Taken Away by the CPSC… ♪ ♪
Posted by Ralyn on 2009/11/17 23:30:00 (2892 reads) News by the same author


♪ ♪ 76 Trombones Taken Away by the CPSC… ♪ ♪

CPSC Ruling: The Day the Music Died for Elementary School Brass Bands?
In an unfortunate but widely expected decision last week, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) voted 3-2 to reject a petition to exempt brass from the new CPSIA-mandated lead standard.
 
NOVEMBER 7, 2009
Congress's Brass Knuckles
Another casualty of the lead toy 'safety' law.

The wheels on the bus won't go 'round and 'round in many playrooms this year
if the Consumer Product Safety Commission has its way. On Wednesday, the Commission voted against a petition to exempt small pieces of brass used in the wheels on toy cars, tractors and buses from draconian lead standards. The fiasco is one more sign that Congress must address the chaos created by its 2008 law regulating lead in toys.



Lead is a typical component of brass but poses minuscule risk to children through toys. As the CPSC's own staff remarked, "the estimated exposure to lead from children's contact with the die-cast toys would have little impact on the
blood lead level." But no matter, the language of the law says the Commission can't consider risk in granting exclusions. Any potential absorption of lead at all is grounds for a ban, despite its presence in other common brass fixtures kids get their hands on regularly, like doorknobs and keys.

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Congress's Brass Knuckles
Another casualty of the lead toy 'safety' law.

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