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The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) has been in the news over the past several months and relates to all imported products for children. Due to the complexities of the CPSIA, we have created these FAQs, to help you stay informed.

What is the Consumer Product Safety Act?
“In response to the recent increase in reports of lead and toxins, as well as potential choking hazards of children’s’ toys, Congress passed the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) in August of 2008. The law requires extensive third-party testing requirements on all items produced for children less than 12 years of age for lead, phthalates and choking hazards. To find out more please click here:

Are Myself Belts compliant with the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) regulations?
Yes. Myself Belts have always been manufactured at a level of safety that meets current, and future CPSIA guidelines with regard to lead, phtalates and hazardous substances. All of our products have been tested by the manufacturer and are CPSIA compliant. We take the safety of your children very seriously and are committed to only providing you with safe products. Please click here for our Certifications of Compliance.

When will companies need to comply with this new law?
The CPSIA site provides a timetable, which you can view here:

Belt Size Age Waist Size Weight
XS 2 2T or 18"-20" 25-31 lbs.
S 3 3T or 20"-21½" 32-35 lbs.
M 4 4T or 21"-22½" 36-40 lbs.
L 5 5T or 22"-23½" 40-44 lbs.
XL 6 6 or 23"-24½" 44-48 lbs.
7/8 24½"-26"
9/10 26-28"
11/12 28-29½"

Please note: Myself Belts run slightly small.If you are choosing between two sizes, size up! All belts are 1" wide. Adult belts are 1½" wide. When measuring your child's waist, make sure that you measure where the pants rest on his/her body and not the true waist.