CPSC-Accepted Governmental Laboratories

The following list shows CPSC-accepted governmental laboratories.

The following list shows CPSC-accepted governmental laboratories.  These laboratories are included in the list of all CPSC-accepted third party laboratories displayed at Lab Search 

 

CPSC

Lab ID

Lab Name

Country/Region

1006

China Dragon Inspection & Certification (HK) Ltd.

Hong Kong

1015

Guangzhou Worldwide Standards and Testing Co. Ltd.

China

1017

Bureau Veritas Shenzhen Co., Ltd.

China

1018

Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services Shanghai Co., Ltd.

China

1023

SGS-CSTC Standards Technical Services (Shanghai) Co., Ltd

China

1024

SGS-CSTC Standards Technical Services Co. Ltd. Guangzhou Branch

China

1025

SGS-CSTC Standards Technical Services Co., Ltd., Shenzhen Branch

China

1068

Guangzhou Vkan Certification & Testing Institute (CVC)

China

1159

SGS-CSTC Standards Technical Services Co., Ltd. Qingdao Testing Center

China

1166

Guangzhou GRG Metrology & Test Co., Ltd.

China

1173

CTT GROUP

Canada

1188

SGS-CSTC Standards Technical Services (Tianjin) Co., Ltd.

China

1201

Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University

China

1213

GuangDong Institute of Analysis (China National Analytical Center GuangZhou)

China

1222

Quality Assurance and Testing Center 3 (QUATEST 3)

Vietnam

1242

Shenzhen Electronic Product Quality Testing Center

China

1247

Ningbo Fibre Inspection Institute

China

1248

Clothing Textile & Fibre Technological Development S.A.

Greece

1264

Manufacturing Solutions Center, aka Hosiery Technology Center a division of CVCC

United States

1266

CIATEC, A. C.

Mexico

1334

Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services Shanghai Co., Ltd. - Qingdao Branch

China

1336

Shenzhen Skyte Testing Services Co.,Ltd

China

1357

SGS-CSTC Standards Technical Services Co., Ltd. Hangzhou Branch Testing Center

China

1377

Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services Shanghai Co., Ltd. - Nanjing Branch

China

1378

PT Sucofindo

Indonesia

1379

Guangzhou Fibre Product Testing and Research Institute

China

1387

SGS-CSTC Standard Technical Service Co., Ltd. Anji Branch Testing Center

China

1388

SGS-CSTC Standards Technical Services Co., Ltd. Changzhou Branch

China

1389

SGS-CSTC Standard Technical Service Co., Ltd. Ningbo Branch Testing Center

China

1405

Long Beach Public Health Laboratory

United States

1411

University of Cincinnati Leather Research Laboratory

United States

 

CPSC-Accepted Governmental Laboratories

 

Section 102 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) allows for the CPSC to accept laboratories that are owned or controlled in whole or in part by a government if—

  1. to the extent practicable, manufacturers or private labelers located in any nation are permitted to choose laboratories that are not owned or controlled by the government of that nation;
  2. the testing results are not subject to undue influence by any other person, including another governmental entity;
  3. the laboratory is not accorded more favorable treatment than other laboratories  in the same nation who have been accredited under this section;
  4. the laboratory’s testing results are accorded no greater weight by other governmental authorities than those of other laboratories accredited under this section; and
  5. the laboratory does not exercise undue influence over other governmental authorities on matters affecting its operations or on decisions by other governmental authorities controlling distribution of products based on outcomes of the laboratory’s conformity assessments.

 

The CPSC Requirements Pertaining to Third party Conformity Assessment Bodies (Laboratories) is codified in the rule at 16 CFR part 1112.  This rule defines a governmental testing laboratory as a laboratory that is owned or controlled, in whole or in part, by a government. “Government” includes any unit of a national, territorial, provincial, regional, state, tribal, or local government, and a union or association of sovereign states. “Government” also includes domestic, as well as foreign entities. A laboratory is owned or controlled, in whole or in part, by a government if any one of the following characteristics applies:

  1. A governmental entity holds a 1 percent or greater ownership interest, whether direct or indirect, in the laboratory
  2. A governmental entity provides any direct financial investment or funding (other than fee for work);
  3. A governmental entity has the ability to appoint a majority of the third laboratory’s senior internal governing body (such as, but not limited to, a board of directors); the ability to appoint the presiding official of the laboratory's senior internal governing body (such as, but not limited to, chair or president); and/or the ability to hire, dismiss, or set the compensation level for laboratory personnel;
  4. Laboratory management or technical personnel include any government employees;
  5. The laboratory has a subordinate position to a governmental entity in its external organizational structure (not including its relationship as a regulated entity to a government regulator); or
  6. Apart from its role as regulator, the government can determine, establish, alter, or otherwise affect: 
    • The laboratory’s testing outcomes;
    • The laboratory’s budget or financial decisions;
    • Whether the laboratory may accept particular offers of work; or
    • The laboratory's organizational structure or continued existence.