C&T Publishing, Inc. is committed to publishing and manufacturing products that are safe for all consumers. We strive to ensure that all products manufactured by C&T Publishing, Inc. comply with all applicable product safety rules and regulations.
There has been a great deal of confusion surrounding the new CPSIA but it is important to understand that according to the General Counsel of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) interpreting the CPSIA of 2008:
Children's products intended or designed primarily for children 12 & under are subject to all of the new rules...Lead, Phthalates, etc.
According to our attorneys, the CPSIA lead limits of section 101 do not apply to ordinary books intended for readers of all ages, including children. By definition those books are not intended or designed primarily for children. Therefore, those books do not need a General Conformity Certification for lead content and do not require third-party testing of any kind.
At C&T Publishing, Inc. we will be testing and labeling any of our products that could be interpreted as being intended or designed primarily for children or interpreted as a children's toy and supplying General Conformity Certificates (GCC) for each product we test. Downloadable pdf's of these certificates are available below.
C&T will be implementing the following types of labels on our products: Age Apprioriate Warning; Small Parts Warning; Sharp Points and Edges Warning; Small Parts & Sharp Points & Edges Warning.
Here are a few examples of C&T products and how to interpret whether the product falls under the new CPSIA regulations:
Book: Lone Star Quilts & Beyond - Age: Adult - No Testing Required
Book: Sewing Fun for Kids - Age: 7 & Up - Testing Required
DVD: Judith Baker Montano Teaches You Crazy Quilting - Age: Adult - No Testing Required
DVD: Cool Stuff to Sew with Sara - Age: 8 & Up - Testing Required
Ready-to-Go!® Blank Board Products - Age: 8 & Up - Testing Required
Gift Box Studio® - Age: 8 & Up - Testing Required
Quilt Journals - Age: Adult - No Testing Required
Quilter's Design Mirrors - Age: Adult - No Testing Required
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your Sales Representative who will be happy to assist you. We will continue posting GCCs as they become available.
"PDF" denotes files utilizing Adobe Reader.
Click on the link to open the file; if they don't open, download the file and open using Adobe Reader. Adobe Reader is free and available for download on Adobe's web site at get.adobe.com/reader/. You should be using version 8.0 or later of Adobe Reader.
To Download PDF: MAC users: Press the Option key and click on the file link to save the file to your hard drive. PC users: Right click on the file link and choose "Save target as..." to save the file to your hard drive.
To ensure PDF files print properly:
Open the file in Adobe Reader and choose File > Print.
*If the Print dialog box contains only two pop-up menus and some buttons across the bottom, click the disclosure triangle next to the the Printer pop-up menu.
Page Scaling should be set to "None."
Click on the Print button at the bottom of the dialog box.