The Labeling of Hazardous Art Materials Act, or LHAMA, exists to ensure art materials are free of potentially dangerous chemicals, substances, and other potential hazards. This act requires that all art supplies and materials intended for use by the public have their formulations tested by a certified toxicologist and any necessary warning statements regarding acute or chronic hazards be clearly visible on the packaging. The term “art material” refers to any product or substance that is marketed as being usable for any phase in the creation of any work of visual or graphic art, and packaged for use by individual users.
In the United States, all materials for art that are marketed and intended for use by consumers must comply with a number of federal law requirements. Materials that are to be used by children 12 and under must be in compliance with even more federal requirements, including the 2008 Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) which limits the amount of lead that can be used, as well as banning the use of “hazardous substances”. The CPSIA requires all manufacturers and importers have their art supplies for children tested by a third party laboratory to ensure compliance with all children’s product safety laws and requirements.
If you need a laboratory to evaluate toxicity of ingredient formulations, determine characteristics of a product, or determine considerations for exposure to skin, eyes, or through inhalation, of you art supplies such as: markers, crayons, paint, glue, etc., Contract Laboratory can help! Below are art materials test requests we have helped facilitate:
- Toxicology laboratory needed for performing a Toxicology Risk Assessment and Labeling of art supplies as per the LHAMA Labeling of Hazardous Art Materials Act as per ASTM D4236 Standard Practice for Labeling Art Materials for Chronic Health Hazards
- Product Safety and Toxicology Laboratory needed for ASTM art material toxicological and safety testing to ensure that art materials meet requirements of ASTM D4236, Standard Practice for Labeling Art Materials for Chronic Health Hazards , art materials, chronic toxicity, craft materials, health labeling
- Hong Kong based arts and crafts manufacturer needs consumer products safety laboratory for LHAMA regulation, LHAMA test of a watercolor paint used for craft
- Consumer Products Laboratory needed for ASTM Testing of moldable clay that needs to be tested to conform to ASTM – D4236, Standard Practice for Labeling Art Materials for Chronic Health Hazards
- Toxicology laboratory needed for ASTM-D4236 toxicology testing for a set of marking devices/art materials.
- Eastern USA Product Safety Toxicology Laboratory needed for testing to ASTM Standard Practice for Labeling Art Supplies and Meterials for Chronic Health Hazards (D4236-94)ASTM D-4236. Federal Hazardous Substance Act.
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Need help finding a laboratory for toxicology testing on your art material? Give us a call at 1-855-377-6821 or submit a test request on our website!