Testing & Certification

This page describes the different types of testing and certifications required for both children's and non-children's consumer products.

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 certificate that it must provide to retailers, distributors and, upon request, to the government.

 

Below are descriptions of types of testing and certificates. Note that requirements for children’s products are different from those for non-children’s products.