Message to Customers of Gale, part of Cengage Learning, Products

Consumer Products Safety Improvement Act Compliance

Many customers of Gale, part of Cengage Learning, have inquired as to compliance with the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (the “CPSIA”).  Gale, part of Cengage Learning, proudly offers books intended for children 12 years of age or younger which are deemed “children’s products” under the CPSIA. 

On February 2, 2009, the Consumer Products Safety Commission issued a stay of enforcement of certain provisions of the CPSIA, including the requirements for lead testing and certification of compliance relating to “children’s products.”  Thus, unless and until the Commission determines otherwise (and no sooner than one year from the issuance date of the stay), neither Gale, part of Cengage Learning, nor our manufacturers or importers are required to test or certify any children’s products for lead.