The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) through the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products.
The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard or can injure children. The CPSC works to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals. Enforcement of the CPS Act has made a significant contribution to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
Chemserve can help you stay in compliance for lead in children’s toys, jewelry and paint, and phthalates in children’s toys and child-care items.
It has been recently reported that the carcinogen benzene is present in as many as one quarter of sunscreen and sunblock products with some products having up to three times the limit of 2 parts per million allowed by the Food and Drug Administration. If you are concerned about benzene levels in sunscreen or any other consumer products Chemserve has the capability to test for benzene as part of our Volatile Organics Compound screen.