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ChanceD2
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Hello Everyone. I am new to BGDF, but I am excited to join. My questions revolve around selling games with small parts. I am working with a friend and this is his idea. Anyhow, the board game has small parts and I am trying to figure out the legal part about how to get the age restriction on the box. I'm sure that there is a whole company of smart people that have rules and such about the age restrictions.

Can someone please shove me in the right direction? I don't even know where to start.

Thanks everyone.
Chance

InvisibleJon
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You'll want to read up on CPSIA

Note: I am not a lawyer. I'm some random internet person you don't really know. If you really want legal advice, go talk to an attorney.

I believe that you'll want to read up on the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, or CPSIA. Google and Wikipedia are your friends for this.

A Google search for "CPSIA":
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=cpsia&aq=f&aqi=g10&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=

The Wikipedia entry for CPSIA:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consumer_Product_Safety_Improvement_Act

As you do your research, you'll discover that many, many businesses – large and small – are very concerned about CPSIA. This incudes GAMA, the Game Manufacturer's Association. you may want to glance over their articles on CPSIA: http://gamanews.wordpress.com/tag/cpsia/

Best of luck!

truekid games
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I, too, am not a

I, too, am not a lawyer.
However, my first inclination is to say that putting "ages 13 and up" and "choking hazard!" statements on your box covers a lot of bases.

choking hazard labels are really (i think) only required for things marketed at 6-and-unders,
and the CPSC (blech) thing for lead and other toxins is only required for things marketed at 12-and-unders, (which most euro games or games with lots of small bits tend not to be), but it's better safe than sorry.

ChanceD2
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Thank you

Thank you for the advise. I have made contact with a couple labs to have my games tested.

I appreciate the help!

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