The amount of lead allowable in any children’s product is 100 ppm. This includes metal jewelry, plastic parts, metal hardware, essentially any accessible part and a product that has an intended use for children 12 years old and younger. Chemserve conducts ICP analysis for lead in metal products analysis using procedures developed by the CPSC. These are:
- CPSC-CH-E1001-08 for metal products such as jewelry and,
- CPSC-CH-E1002-08 for non-metal products including toys and consumer products.
The amount of lead in paint is limited to 90 ppm. Chemserve will perform ICP analysis for lead in paint analysis following procedures:
- CPSC-CH-E1003-09 for compliance with 16 CFR 1303
Please note that all surface coatings used on Children’s Products and ALL furniture must be at or below 90 ppm for lead. The regulations state here is NO stay of enforcement for lead in paint or other surface coatings
For more information on the lead regulations go to the Consumer Product Safety Commission lead fact sheet.