CPSIA and Compliance

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) and Compliance by Really Big Coloring Books, ® Inc.

Really Big Coloring Books,® Inc. (RBCB) produces coloring books within the borders of the United States and does not import paper products from outside the USA to manufacture books.

RBCB coloring book products meet the safety certification requirements for children 12 years of age or younger  as outlined under the U. S. Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA). Listed below you will find accredited standard certified RBCB test results regarding, CPSIA Section 101, as provided  by St. Louis Testing Laboratories Inc. regarding our compliance and other useful information concerning this sweeping new law.

Coloring book products manufactured by Really Big Coloring Books, ® Inc. are included in the category of  "children's toys" as defined by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission: a consumer product designed or intended primarily for children 12 years of age or younger including printed materials that have play value such as books, sticker books, coloring books, etc. To read the law, explanation, interpretation and ruling visit:
http://www.cpsc.gov/about/cpsia/smbus/cpsiasbguide.pdf

CPSIA testing and certification requirements have exemptions for lead that include the following book components: paper, any product printed with four-color-process inks (CMYK) any product coated with varnish, water-based, or UV-cured coatings; threads used for book binding; animal-based glues; adhesives that are not accessible; and binding materials that are not accessible.

The following materials are NOT exempt from CPSIA testing and certification requirements for lead: spot or Pantone (PMS) inks; saddle-stitch wire; non animal based glues that are accessible; metal coils both coated and uncoated for coil bound materials; plastic coils for coil bound materials; foils used in foil stamping; laminates; adhesives or other binding materials that are sealed by a covering or encased and do become physically exposed through reasonably foreseeable use and abuse of the product may be considered inaccessible.

The only items in the nonexempt list that applies to Really Big Coloring Book, ® Inc. coloring book products are the staple, the saddle-stitch wire or the plastic spiral binding we use to bind our coloring books. Use items have been tested and certified to meet CPSIA requirements. We have the certificate of file at Really Big Coloring Books, ® Inc. in St. Louis, Missouri. To download a PDF of the aforementioned certificate please visit: http://www.coloringbook.com/cpsia-compliance.aspx or contact our company at 314-725-1452 or media@coloringbook.com.

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