Third-Party Testing Laboratory Accreditation

All manufacturers and importers of children’s products must certify in a Children’s Product Certificate that their children’s products comply with all applicable children’s product safety rules.

 

Third-party testing means testing performed by a third-party accredited laboratory that CPSC has accepted to perform the specific tests for each children’s product safety rule. The below search provides you a list of labs have been accepted by CPSC to test for compliance with the children’s product rules.

 

Search for a CPSC-Accepted Testing Lab

Lab Accreditation Resources

Rules Requiring Third-Party Testing

CPSC-Accepted Firewalled Laboratories

CPSC-Accepted Governmental Laboratories 

Frequently Asked Questions About CPSC-Accepted Laboratories

Frequently Asked Questions About Third-Party Testing

Federal Register Notices Related to Third-Party Testing

Test Methods

Lab Bulletins and Test Manuals

 

Rulemaking

Final Rule: Children's Toys and Child Care Articles Containing Phthalates Guidance on Inaccessible Component Parts, 16 CFR Part 1199

Final Rule: 1112/1118 Requirements for Third Party Conformity Assessment Bodies