I am re-posting the final paragraph from the CPSC website regarding the RFC (request for comments) for component versus unit testing. This will make it even easier for everyone to copy and paste right into email format.
To find my answers to all of the comments, just scroll down my blog, they are listed one by one. I have just finished editing all of the comments, but again feel free to use mine as a basis for yours. The more responses they receive, the better we will be.
Comments must be received by the Office of the Secretary no later than January 30, 2009. Comments may be filed by email to Sec102ComponentPartsTesting@cpsc.gov. Comments may also be filed by facsimile to (301) 504-0127 or by mail or delivery to the Office of the Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Room 502, 4330 East-West Highway, Bethesda, Maryland, 20814. Comments should be captioned “Section 102 Mandatory Third- Party Testing of Component Parts.” Interested persons will also have additional opportunities to comment following publication of any notices of rulemaking proceedings in the Federal Register which are commenced under this section.
I will also be including the NAM Petition as part of my comments. This organization has detailed a very rational approach to the testing requirement, including a number of component exemptions based on level of risk for lead and phathalates. I urge you all to read it and send it along. It can only help!