Enacted in , CPSA is our umbrella statute. It also gives CPSC the authority to pursue recalls and to ban products under certain circumstances. CPSIA addresses, among other things, lead, phthalates, toy safety, third-party testing and certification, imports, ATVs, civil and criminal penalties and SaferProducts. Public Law addresses lead content limits and exceptions from these limits, third-party testing and certification and issues related to small batch manufacturers. The FHSA requires certain hazardous household products to have warning labels. It also gives CPSC the authority to regulate or ban a hazardous substance, and toys or other articles intended for use by children, under certain circumstances to protect the public.
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The CPC and supporting test reports must be in English. Your business if it is a manufacturer or importer is legally responsible for issuing the certificate. Additional tips and explanations are below the blue shaded boxes.
All items are fictitious business names, locations, and contact information. Color can be a source of lead. Tests of each color may be required to issue this CPC. In this section, you may list just citations. Learn more about this requirement by clicking here. This example assumes that the fictional shape sorter is plastic and testing for compliance with the ban on phthalates is required.
It is not necessary to test and certify materials that are known not to contain phthalates or to certify that phthalates are absent from materials that are known not to contain phthalates. See the FAQ for more information. Guangzhou Quality Labs No. You may list citations only. The titles for each regulation are provided here for educational purposes only.
Three examples for this fictitious article of clothing are given below. Example 2 15 U. Most properly applied and cured ordinary screen printing that cannot be scraped off of the garment is considered to be part of the substrate, and not a surface coating on the clothing textile. See our FAQ on garment decoration. If the textile ink can be scraped off e. If an exception or exemption applies that makes testing the product unnecessary, cite to that regulation for clarity in this section.
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Skip to main content. Contact information for the individual maintaining records of test results: Provide the name, full mailing address, e-mail address, and telephone number of the person maintaining test records in support of the certification.
Date and place where this product was manufactured: For the date s when the product was manufactured, provide at least the month and year. For the place of manufacture, provide at least the city or administrative region , state if applicable , and country where the product was manufactured or finally assembled. If the same manufacturer operates more than one location in the same city, provide the street address of the factory.
Provide the date s and place when the product was tested for compliance with the consumer product safety rule s cited above: Provide the location s of the testing and the date s of the test s or test report s on which certification is being based. Identify any third party, CPSC-accepted laboratory on whose testing the certificate depends: Provide the name, full mailing address, and telephone number of the laboratory. For children under 6 years of age, the appropriate small parts requirement is 16 CFR Part While you must comply with the sections on labeling, additional certification of compliance to the labeling requirements in the CPC is not required.
This assumes that this single lab can test for all of the requirements in Section 2 above. Multiple CPSC-accepted labs may be required in order to test for each of the requirements for your product. This particular lab is fictitious. Search for a lab.
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Total Lead Content Business Guidance & Small Entity Compliance Guide
Federal law requires manufacturers and importers to test many consumer products for compliance with consumer product safety requirements. Based on passing test results, the manufacturer or importer must certify the consumer product as compliant with the applicable consumer product safety requirements in a written or electronic certificate. Certificates are required to accompany the applicable product or shipment of products covered by the certificate, and a copy must be provided to retailers, distributors and, upon request, to the government. Below are descriptions of types of testing and certificates. Federal law requires that every children's product subject to a federal consumer product safety requirement be tested by a CPSC-accepted laboratory for compliance with the applicable federal children's product safety requirements.
The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA)
Certification of children's products must be based upon the passing test results of third party testing. The third party testing laboratory provides the testing services and results but does not issue the children's product certificate. The manufacturer or importer is responsible for drafting and issuing the CPC. The manufacturer or importer may draft the CPC by itself, at no cost, based upon the passing test results of the third party testing.
Tracking Label Requirement for Children's Products
The limits on lead content in children's products have contributed to a successful effort by all federal health and safety agencies to lower the blood lead level in children. This page provides information for businesses seeking guidance on how to comply with the federal consumer product safety rules on lead. Test Methods and Procedures. International and State Level Requirements.
Children's Product Certificate
The CPC and supporting test reports must be in English. Your business if it is a manufacturer or importer is legally responsible for issuing the certificate. Additional tips and explanations are below the blue shaded boxes. All items are fictitious business names, locations, and contact information. Color can be a source of lead. Tests of each color may be required to issue this CPC.