The emergency stay request, CPSC opinion letters, and finally SDNY court ruling point to the sign that the American plastic toy industry is really caught off guard. Additionally, the record high oil prices from earlier 2008, along with record low prices of today, create an incentive for business managers to shore up on inventory rather then continue to rely on increasingly expensive supply chain.
Starting tomorrow, February 10th 2009, it is unlawful to import or sell any or all children’s toy or child care article which contains more then 0.1 % concentration of: di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), dibutyl phthalate (DBP), or benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP); and under some conditions, diisononyl phthalate (DINP), diisodecyl phthalate (DIDP), or di-n-octyl phthalate (DnOP) as well. According to February 5th SDNY ruling, that also applies to products currently on the shelves, in the warehouses, or otherwise held in inventories.
If you are among the effected group, consider checking cross-referencing CPSC questionnaire.