The new legislation clarifies the CPSC’s authority to inspect the proprietary laboratories that will be conducting testing of children’s products to support manufacturer certification of those products. It also expands the inspection and recordkeeping requirements on importers, retailers, and distributors of consumer products by requiring the identification of the manufacturer of a product by name and address. It also requires manufacturers to keep records of each retailer or distributor that has been given a consumer product and the subcontractors used in the manufacture of the product.
Effective Date: This provision became effective upon enactment, August 14, 2008.
For more information on the CPSIA sign-up for our CPSIA e-mail list at https://www.cpsc.gov/about/cpsia/cpsialist.aspx.
This document is an unofficial description of one of the sections of the CPSIA and does not replace or supersede the statutory requirements of the new legislation. The dates used follow the legislation. Some may be subject to change based on final Commission action. These summaries are those of the CPSC staff and have not been reviewed or approved by, and may not necessarily reflect the views of the Commission.