CPSC Public Meeting: Testing and Certification

Thursday, October 2, 2008
Bethesda, Maryland



The participants discussed the requirement for certification of general conformity assessment with all applicable requirements under any of the Acts administered by the CPSC which becomes effective in November of this year. This meeting also followed up on the issues discussed at our public meeting on the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) on September 4, 2008, regarding the accreditation of laboratories for third-party testing. In addition, Commission staff provided guidance on the scope of the statutory requirement for third-party testing and the products covered and when these certification requirements go into effect.

Download the Presentations:

General Conformity Certification (pdf)
Laboratory Accreditation (pdf)
Mandatory Third-Party Testing for Certain Children's Products (pdf)

Watch the Meeting:

Morning Session
Afternoon Session
Question and Answer Session



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