A free webinar on the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) titled “What Is A Children’s Product” will be held at 1 pm CDT on April 22. Susan DeRagon, associate director for toys and premiums with Specialized Technology Resources (STR), will provide an overview of the latest CPSIA proposed rule on factors determining which items are children’s products in this 30-minute webinar. Among other things, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) will consider the product’s potential uses, the manufacturer’s description of the product’s intended use, the marketing campaign and the presence of “childish features”—characteristics that distinguish children’s products from adult products.
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Last week, PPAI announced it has selected STR as an authorized business partner to provide discount pricing on product testing services to PPAI members. STR is a CPSC-accredited third-party laboratory and global quality assurance service provider with more than 25 years of experience in the toy and premium industries. STR provides testing, audit, certification and responsible sourcing services to help companies achieve the highest level of confidence in the quality, safety and social standards of their products and systems. The company is based in Enfield, Connecticut, and has laboratories and offices in more than 30 countries across five continents. Visit STR at www.STRQuality.com/PPAI to learn more about its services or contact Haley Will at PPAI@STRQuality.com to discuss your product quality and safety testing needs