Rules Requiring Third-Party Testing and a Children's Product Certificate

Third-party testing is required to support a certification of compliance to the rules shown below for children’s products that are manufactured after the third-party testing effective dates listed with each rule. CPSC-accepted testing laboratories have been accepted as accredited to test products to one or more of these children’s product safety rules, as identified in the accreditation scope shown in the detail display for each listed laboratory. A manufacturer of a children's product that must comply with one or more of these rules must support its certification of compliance with test results from one of these laboratories.

 

Below is a list of rules that require third-party testing. Here is more information on component part testing and children's product certificates

 

ASTM F963 Standard Consumer Safety Specifications for Toy Safety 

 

ASTM F963-07e1

  • 4.27 (ASTM F963-07e1), Toy Chests (except labeling and/or instructional literature requirements) (effective date December 31, 2011)

 

ASTM F963-08

  • 4.3.5.2 (ASTM F963-08), Surface Coating Materials - Soluble Test for Metals (effective date December 31, 2011)4
  • 4.3.6.3 (ASTM F963-08), Liquids, Pastes, Putties, Gels, and Powders (except for cosmetics and tests on formulations used to prevent microbial degradation) (effective date December 31, 2011)
  • 4.3.7 (ASTM F963-08), Stuffing Materials (effective date December 31, 2011)
  • 4.5 (ASTM F963-08), Sound Producing Toys (effective date December 31, 2011)
  • 4.6 (ASTM F963-08), Small Objects (except labeling and/or instructional literature requirements) (effective date December 31, 2011)
  • 4.7 (ASTM F963-08), Accessible Edges (except labeling and/or instructional literature requirements) (effective date December 31, 2011)
  • 4.8 (ASTM F963-08), Projections (effective date December 31, 2011)
  • 4.9 (ASTM F963-08), Accessible Points (except labeling and/or instructional literature requirements) (effective date December 31, 2011)
  • 4.10 (ASTM F963-08), Wires or Rods (effective date December 31, 2011)
  • 4.11 (ASTM F963-08), Nails and Fasteners (effective date December 31, 2011)
  • 4.12 (ASTM F963-08), Packaging Film (effective date December 31, 2011)
  • 4.13 (ASTM F963-08), Folding Mechanisms and Hinges (effective date December 31, 2011)
  • 4.14 (ASTM F963-08), Cords, Straps, and Elastics (effective date December 31, 2011)
  • 4.15 (ASTM F963-08), Stability and Overload Requirements (effective date December 31, 2011)
  • 4.16 (ASTM F963-08), Confined Spaces (effective date December 31, 2011)
  • 4.17 (ASTM F963-08), Wheels, Tires, and Axles (effective date December 31, 2011)
  • 4.18 (ASTM F963-08), Holes, Clearances, and Accessibility of Mechanisms (effective date December 31, 2011)
  • 4.19 (ASTM F963-08), Simulated Protective Devices (except labeling and/or instructional literature requirements) (effective date December 31, 2011)
  • 4.20.1 (ASTM F963-08), Pacifiers with Rubber Nipples/Nitrosamine Test (effective date December 31, 2011)
  • 4.20.2 (ASTM F963-08), Toy Pacifiers (effective date December 31, 2011)
  • 4.21 (ASTM F963-08), Projectile Toys (effective date December 31, 2011)
  • 4.22 (ASTM F963-08), Teethers and Teething Toys (effective date December 31, 2011)
  • 4.23.1 (ASTM F963-08), Rattles with nearly Spherical, Hemispherical, or Circular Flared Ends (effective date December 31, 2011)
  • 4.24 (ASTM F963-08), Squeeze Toys (effective date December 31, 2011)
  • 4.25 (ASTM F963-08), Battery-Operated Toys (except labeling and/or instructional literature requirements) (effective date December 31, 2011)
  • 4.26 (ASTM F963-08), Toys Intended to be Attached to a Crib or Playpen (except labeling and/or instructional literature requirements) (effective date December 31, 2011)
  • 4.27 (ASTM F963-08), Stuffed and Beanbag-Type Toys (effective date December 31, 2011)
  • 4.30 (ASTM F963-08), Toy Gun Marking (effective date December 31, 2011)
  • 4.32 (ASTM F963-08), Certain Toys with Spherical Ends (effective date December 31, 2011)
  • 4.35 (ASTM F963-08), Pompoms (effective date December 31, 2011)
  • 4.36 (ASTM F963-08), Hemispheric-Shaped Objects (effective date December 31, 2011)
  • 4.37 (ASTM F963-08), Yo-Yo Elastic Tether Toys (effective date December 31, 2011)
  • 4.38 (ASTM F963-08), Magnets (effective date December 31, 2011)
  • 4.39 (ASTM F963-08), Jaw Entrapment in Handles and Steering Wheels (effective date December 31, 2011)

 

ASTM F963-11

  • 4.3.5.1(2) (ASTM F963-11), Surface Coating Materials – Soluble Test for Metals (effective date 06/10/2013)4
  • 4.3.5.2 (ASTM F963-11), Toy Substrate Materials (effective date 06/10/2013)
  • 4.3.6.3 (ASTM F963-11), Cleanliness of Liquids, Pastes, Putties, Gels, and Powders (except for cosmetics and tests on formulations used to prevent microbial degradation) (effective date 06/10/2013)
  • 4.3.7 (ASTM F963-11), Stuffing Materials (effective date 06/10/2013)
  • 4.5 (ASTM F963-11), Sound Producing Toys (effective date 06/10/2013)
  • 4.6 (ASTM F963-11), Small Objects (except labeling and/or instructional literature requirements) (effective date 06/10/2013)
  • 4.7 (ASTM F963-11), Accessible Edges (except labeling and/or instructional literature requirements) (effective date 06/10/2013)
  • 4.8 (ASTM F963-11), Projections (except bath toy projections) (effective date 06/10/2013)
  • 4.9 (ASTM F963-11), Accessible Points (except labeling and/or instructional literature requirements) (effective date 06/10/2013)
  • 4.10 (ASTM F963-11), Wires or Rods (effective date 06/10/2013)
  • 4.11 (ASTM F963-11), Nails and Fasteners (effective date 06/10/2013)
  • 4.12 (ASTM F963-11), Plastic Film (effective date 06/10/2013)
  • 4.13 (ASTM F963-11), Folding Mechanisms and Hinges (effective date 06/10/2013)
  • 4.14 (ASTM F963-11), Cords, Straps, and Elastics (effective date 06/10/2013)
  • 4.15 (ASTM F963-11), Stability and Overload Requirements (effective date 06/10/2013)
  • 4.16 (ASTM F963-11), Confined Spaces (effective date 06/10/2013)
  • 4.17 (ASTM F963-11), Wheels, Tires, and Axles (effective date 06/10/2013)
  • 4.18 (ASTM F963-11), Holes, Clearances, and Accessibility of Mechanisms (effective date 06/10/2013)
  • 4.19 (ASTM F963-11), Simulated Protective Devices (except labeling and/or instructional literature requirements) (effective date 06/10/2013)
  • 4.20.1 (ASTM F963-11), Pacifiers with Rubber Nipples/Nitrosamine Test (effective date 06/10/2013)
  • 4.20.2 (ASTM F963-11), Toy Pacifiers (effective date 06/10/2013)
  • 4.21 (ASTM F963-11), Projectile Toys (effective date 06/10/2013)
  • 4.22 (ASTM F963-11), Teethers and Teething Toys (effective date 06/10/2013)
  • 4.23.1 (ASTM F963-11), Rattles with nearly spherical, hemispherical, or circular flared ends (effective date 06/10/2013)
  • 4.24 (ASTM F963-11), Squeeze Toys (effective date 06/10/2013)
  • 4.25 (ASTM F963-11), Battery-Operated Toys (except labeling and/or instructional literature requirements) (effective date 06/10/2013)
  • 4.26 (ASTM F963-11), Toys Intended to Be Attached to a Crib or Playpen (except labeling and/or instructional literature requirements) (effective date 06/10/2013)
  • 4.27 (ASTM F963-11), Stuffed and Beanbag-Type Toys (effective date 06/10/2013)
  • 4.30 (ASTM F963-11), Toy Gun Marking (effective date 06/10/2013)
  • 4.32 (ASTM F963-11), Certain Toys with Nearly Spherical Ends (effective date 06/10/2013)
  • 4.35 (ASTM F963-11), Pompoms (effective date 06/10/2013)
  • 4.36 (ASTM F963-11), Hemispheric-Shaped Objects (effective date 06/10/2013)
  • 4.37 (ASTM F963-11), Yo-Yo Elastic Tether Toys (effective date 06/10/2013)
  • 4.38 (ASTM F963-11), Magnets (except labeling and/or instructional literature requirements) (effective date 06/10/2013)
  • 4.39 (ASTM F963-11), Jaw Entrapment in Handles and Steering Wheels (effective date 06/10/2013)

 

1 Certification to lower 90 ppm limit required for products manufactured after August 14, 2009 

2 Stayed until November 27, 2011, provided that the manufacturer meets certain conditions. (For details on the conditions, see 76 Fed. Reg. 5565 (February 1, 2011) or http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-02-01/pdf/2011-2166.pdf.) 

3 Except for Bicycle Reflectors (16 CFR 1512.16)(effective 11/15/10) and except for bicycles with non-quill-type stems which are excluded from certifying compliance to 16 CFR 1512.6(a) until further notice. See Federal Register Notice at http://www.cpsc.gov/businfo/frnotices/fr10/staybike.pdf

4 Products subject to 16 CFR part 1303, Ban of Lead-Containing Paint and Certain Consumer Products Bearing Lead Containing Paint, that have been tested by a CPSC-accepted third party conformity assessment body and found not to exceed the lead limit in 16 CFR part 1303, do not need to be tested to the lead solubility standard in section 4.3.5.2 of ASTM F 963-08 or 4.3.5.1 (2) of ASTM F 963-11 

Accreditation requirements and effective dates for third party testing for additional children’s product safety rules will be added in the future. The list of laboratories will be updated on a regular basis.