US toymakers given extra time for testing

US manufacturers have been given an extra year to comply with new lead and chemical testing rules.
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Members of the US Consumer Product Safety Commission voted unanimously Friday to hold off on a February 10th deadline in which manufacturers were to sell only products that have been tested for lead and other harmful substances.

Last summer, lawmakers imposed the toughest lead standards in the world, banning lead beyond minute levels in products for children 12 or younger.

Manufacturers will now have until February 10th 2010, to comply with the testing requirements.

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