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CPSIA Testing

On 14 August 2008, President George W. Bush signed landmark legislation: the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) of 2008. The Act has stated rules that define lead limits and phthalates specifically for juvenile products and requires that testing for certain juvenile products be completed and documented by accredited Third Party Testing Labs before these products may be imported to the USA.

On October 18, 2017, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a final rule prohibiting children’s toys and child care articles containing more than 0.1 percent of certain phthalate chemicals.

The details are as follows:

Our lab has been accredited by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to test toys and children’s products based on CPSC regulations as follows:

  • Lead Paint: 16 CFR Part 1303
  • Pacifiers: 16 CFR Part 1511
  • Small Parts Rule: 16 CFR Part 1501
  • Textile flammability test: 16 CFR Part 1610
  • Rattle-drum: 16 CFR Part 1510
  • Lead in Children’s Metal Jewelry: CPSC-CH-E1001-08
  • Lead in Children’s Metal Products: CPSC-CH-E1001-08
  • Lead in Children’s Non-Metal Products: CPSC-CH-E1002-08
  • ASTM F963-17

Issues and resolutions

  • Lead limit
  • Phthalate limit
  • Mandatory toy safety standard ASTM F963
  • Third party testing requirement
  • Tracking labels for children’s products
  • GCC (General Conformity Certification)

Events

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News

  • US Publishes High Chair Standard ASTM F404-18A

    On January 15, 2019, the standard ASTM F404-18a on safety specification for high chair was published. In this revision, certain high chairs and high chair accessories are temporarily excluded from the stability requirements under section 6.5. However, this measure will be reevaluated once the test methods are developed. The exemption includes high chairs and high chair  …Continue reading