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New CPSC Age Determination Guidelines for Toys and Children's Products

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Learn all about the new 2020 U.S. CPSC published guidelines during UL's free webinar.

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020 | 10:30 AM EDT (New York Time) | 4:30 PM CEST (Central Europe Summer Time)

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has published the “2020 Age Determination Guidelines: Relating Consumer Product Characteristics to the Skills, Play Behaviors, and Interests of Children” on January 27th, 2020. These guidelines provide age-grading information for children’s toys, childcare articles, and other children’s products.

Age determinations are established by matching characteristics of a product to the skills, play behaviors, and interests of children in a particular age group. The CPSC will begin to use the new guidelines on June 1st, 2020 and it will supersede the “2002 Age Determination Guidelines: Relating Children’s Ages to Toy Characteristics and Play Behavior.”

During this webinar, UL will provide an overview of the new 2020 U.S. CPSC guidelines, discuss the changes between the 2020 and the 2002 guidelines, and answer any questions you may have on age determinations.

Meet UL's presenter

Melissa Beran - Senior Human Factors Specialist

Melissa has been a Senior Human Factors Specialist with UL in Westmont, Illinois, USA for the past 8 years, where she is active in the consumer product safety industry. Previously she served as a Research Scientist for 11 years. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Community Counseling. Melissa is a member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, including the Program Chair-Elect of the Children’s Issues Technical Group, and has presented in the US and internationally on such topics as the foreseeable use of consumer products, age grading, and the various behavioral strategies used by children as they explore.

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