We consider the safety of our products and being in compliance with all government safety legislation to be a top priority.
UPDATE, February 2, 2009:
On January 30, 2009 the CPSC issued a one year stay of enforcement for certain testing and certification requirements. This provides much needed time for the commission to clarify requirements and exempt certain materials from excessive testing. This does not effect the ban on lead in paint or other surface coatings, or small parts testing. Despite this stay, Mudpuppy will continue to test and certify our products using third-party labs. We will continue to make test results and certificates of conformity available to stores who sell our Mudpuppy products.
Here's a safety update from Mudpuppy as of January 9, 2009:
In August 2008, President Bush signed into law the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), which requires manufacturers of children’s products to test and certify their products to ensure they meet specific safety standards. The CPSIA requires manufacturers to comply with all CPSC regulations, employ third-party testing to ensure products have no harmful components, and label items with place of origin and batch numbers.
We want to assure you that we are in compliance with these new regulations.
We have tests for all products in our warehouse showing that they meet CE and ASTM standards, including those for lead content. We have been testing for lead for several years, and can assure our customers that we are compliant with the new regulations.
Products containing concentrations of more than 0.1 percent of specified phthalates are banned.
Mudpuppy products have been completely phthalate-free since 2007.