The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) of 2008 is a United States law. This law amended CPSA in 2008 to provide CPSC with significant new regulatory and enforcement tools. CPSIA addresses, among other things, lead, phthalates, toy safety, third-party testing and certification, imports, ATVs, civil and criminal penalties and SaferProducts.gov. It repeals a funding limitation on the number of CPSC commissioners.
It specifically requires that lead content in the substrate materials in children’s toys is limited to 100 parts per million (ppm), while the lead content in surface coatings and paint is limited to 90 ppm. The regulation also restricts the amount of phthalates (including DBP, DEHP, or BBP) in children’s products to 0.1 %.