In August, 2008, the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) became law. The law sets strict limits on lead paint, lead content, and phthalate content that may be found in Children's Products. At the current time, the law only requires that manufacturers and importers issue certificates of compliance confirming that those Children's Products that are subject to the law comply with the applicable limits on lead paint. Nevertheless, to the extent that DC may test its products for lead and phthalate content, the compliance certificates may indicate that those products also meet the lead and phthalate content limits set by the CPSIA.
The CPSC has clearly stated that "ordinary books" are not subject to the limits on lead paint. Therefore, at this time DC will only be issuing compliance certificates for certain products produced by DC Direct.
Copies of the compliance certificates must accompany the Children's Products or shipment of Children's Products covered by the certificates and must be made available to each distributor or retailer of the Children's Products. The CPSC has ruled that an electronic certificate, which can be reasonably accessed by distributors and retailers, satisfies the CPSIA's requirements.
A "Children's Product" is defined in the CPSIA as a consumer product designed or intended primarily for children 12 years of age or younger. Accordingly, many of DC Direct's products are not subject to the law, and, although DC has voluntarily elected to issue compliance certificates for many such products, there are some DC Direct products not designed or intended for children under 12 for which compliance certificates will not be available.
You can submit a request for a compliance certificate using the form below.