Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 Certification Meets CPSIA Lead Testing Requirements

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced that children’s textiles and textile-based
products that are certified to the Switzerland-based Oeko-Tex Association’s Oeko-Tex® Standard 100
meet the Consumer Products Safety Improvement Act’s (CPSIA’s) lead testing requirements. Oeko-Tex
added lead testing in April 2009 as a component of Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification, and
currently is in full compliance with CPSIA’s third and last phase, which will become effective in
August 2011.

“Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification provides retailers and manufacturers with the objective,
third-party verification they need to be confident that their products do not contain lead levels
that can be harmful for children,” said Dr. Manfred Wentz, senior policy advisor for Oeko-Tex,
United States. “Not only does Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification test for lead but also for more
than 100 other concerning substances that are believed to be harmful to human health including
phthalates, formaldehyde, cadmium and other heavy metals, and carcinogenic compounds.”

September 22, 2009