All manufacturers and importers of children’s products must certify in a Children’s Product Certificate that their children’s products comply with all applicable children’s product safety rules.
Third-party testing means testing performed by a third-party accredited laboratory that CPSC has accepted to perform the specific tests for each children’s product safety rule. The below search provides you a list of labs have been accepted by CPSC to test for compliance with the children’s product rules. Here's a video tutorial and helpful questions to ask the laboratory.
Rules Requiring Third-Party Testing and a Children's Product Certificate
Rules Requiring Testing and a General Certificate of Conformity
CPSC-Accepted Firewalled Laboratories
CPSC-Accepted Governmental Laboratories
Frequently Asked Questions About CPSC-Accepted Laboratories
Frequently Asked Questions About Third-Party Testing
Federal Register Notices Related to Third-Party Testing
Lab Bulletins and Test Manuals
Final Rule: Children's Toys and Child Care Articles Containing Phthalates Guidance on Inaccessible Component Parts, 16 CFR Part 1199
Final Rule: 1112/1118 Requirements for Third Party Conformity Assessment Bodies
Become an Accredited Lab
Model Children's Product Certificate
Tracking Label Requirement for Children's Products
The CPSIA of 2008 authorized a variety of new regulations and testing requirements for children’s products and some non-children’s products. If you are a manufacturer, importer, distributor, or retailer of consumer goods, all of your products must comply with the CPSIA and other laws enforced by the CPSC.
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