IPC Efforts help exempt electronics from CPSIA lead limits.
Press Release Summary:
February 12, 2009 - Certain electronics products intended for children will be exempted from CPSC's CPSIA lead limit beginning February 10, 2009 to meet the compliance deadline. The interim rule and proposed rules on January 15, 2009 clarify that lead contained within electronics parts is inaccessible to children, plus it is not technologically feasible for these parts to comply with lead limits of 600 ppm. Proposed rules are expected to become final by end of February 2009.
Original Press Release
IPC Efforts Pay Off; Electronic Devices Will Be Exempt from CPSIA Lead Limit February 10, 2009
Press release date: February 10, 2009
IPC (www.IPC.org) is a global trade association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 2,700 member companies which represent all facets of the electronics industry, including design, printed board manufacturing, electronics assembly and test. As a member-driven organization and leading source for industry standards, training, market research and public policy advocacy, IPC supports programs to meet the needs of an estimated $1.7 trillion global electronics industry. IPC maintains additional offices in Taos, N.M.; Arlington, Va.; Garden Grove, Calif.; Stockholm, Sweden; and Shanghai and Shenzhen, China.