Product and Outer Package Labeling Requirements:  Durable infant or toddler products, such as baby walkers, bath seats, bassinets, cribs, high chairs, etc., must be permanently marked with specific labeling information, including tracking labels, on the product and on the packaging.  In addition, these types of products are required to have additional product markings and a product registration card attached to the product. 

The chart below, drafted for your convenience, summarizes the specific labeling and registration information that durable infant or toddler products are required to meet.  Full detailed information on each requirement can be found by using the links provided below this chart. 

  Requirements Permanent Mark on Product Permanent Mark on Packaging* Postage-Paid Product
Registration Card Attached to Product
1 Name of the manufacturer or private labeler X X X
2 Location (city/state) and date of manufacture X X X
3 Cohort information, such as a batch or run number** X X  
4

Manufacturer contact information

(U.S. address and telephone number, toll free if available)

X   X
5 Model name and number X   X

* If all of the required labeling information is visible on the product through outer or clear packaging, there is no need for the information to be on the outer package.

** Note: For very small production runs, a date code or other permanent identifying information may be considered sufficient cohort information.

Items 1 -3 are related to the tracking label requirement, which requires a permanent distinguishing mark on the product and its packaging, to the extent practicable.  The tracking label FAQs have additional information about the CPSC’s interpretation of what “to the extent practicable” means and other information. The tracking label requirement applies to all children’s products – durable infant or toddler products are a subset of children’s products.

Items 1, 2, 4, and 5 are related to the product registration card requirement.  This requirement is designed to help improve the effectiveness and response rates for recalls involving durable infant or toddler products. Manufacturers are required to attach the registration form to the surface of the product so the consumer notices and handles the form after purchasing the product. Manufacturers must also keep records of consumers who register their products with the manufacturer.  There are also requirements for registering products through the website of manufacturers that offer for sale durable infant and toddler products. Information regarding the precise requirements for product registration cards can be found on CPSC’s Business Education section of CPSC.gov.


This communication has been prepared for general informational purposes only and is based upon the facts and information presented. This communication does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice and has not been reviewed or approved by the Commission, and does not necessarily represent their views.  Any views expressed in this communication may be changed or superseded by the Commission.

Where can I get additional information?

For more information on the requirements for product and outer package labeling, contact the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission:

  • Office of Compliance (for specific enforcement inquires): e-mail: sect15@cpsc.gov; telephone: (301) 504-7520.
  • Small Business Ombudsman (for general assistance understanding and complying with CPSC regulations): e-mail: Please use our Contact Form, which is the best way to get a fast response; telephone: (888) 531-9070.

This communication has been prepared for general informational purposes only.  This summary document does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice nor does it replace or supersede a manufacturer’s obligations to comply with all applicable laws, regulations, standards, or bans enforced by CPSC. This communication has not been reviewed or approved by the Commission, and does not necessarily represent their views. Any views expressed in this communication may be changed or superseded by the Commission.

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