Voluntary Standards

Voluntary standards are safety standards developed through collaboration and research of best safety practices.

CPSC staff promotes safety by monitoring or providing technical support for voluntary standards activities for a wide range of consumer products. 

What are voluntary standards?

Through collaboration with voluntary standard organizations (like ANSI, ASTM, CSA, UL, and others) safety standards are developed for consumer products. In many cases these standards bring industry groups, government agencies, and consumer groups together to agree on best consumer product safety practices. Read more about what this may mean for manufacturers, and how standards can be used to help lead towards the development safe consumer products.

 

Below is a list of  topics in which CPSC staff is participating in work involving voluntary standards. For some products listed below, there also may be a mandatory regulation.

 

CPSC staff publishes draft recommendations and research reports to improve safety requirements before they are submitted to voluntary standards organizations. These are available here:

 

 

Carbon Monoxide

 

CO Alarms

Generators, Portable

Gas Appliances (CO Sensors)

 

Chemical

 

Air Cleaners

Child-Resistant Packaging

Gasoline Containers, Child-Resist.

Phthalates

 

Children's Products

 

Bassinetts/Cradles

Beds

Bedside Sleepers

Booster Seats

Chairs

  • High
  • Youth

Changing Tables

Cribs

  • Commercial
  • Full Size
  • Non Full Size & Play Yards

Infant Bedding & Accessories

Infant Bouncers

 

Infant Carriers

Infant Gates

Infant Slings

Infant Swings

Infant Walkers

Jewelry

Playground Equipment

Stationary Activity Centers

Strollers

Toys

 

Child Drowning

 

Bath Seats

Infant Tubs

Pools/Hot Tubs/Spas

 

 

Electrical/Fire

 

Batteries

Clothes Dryers

 

Electric Heaters

National Electrical Code

Smoke Alarms

 

 

Fire

 

 

Cabinet Heaters/Cylinders

Candles

Lighters

Mattresses

Sprinklers

 

Household/Recreation (Mechanical)

 

Off-Road Vehicles

Amusement Rides, Portable

Bicycles

Fuel Tanks

Garage Doors/ Gate Operators

Helmets, Recreational

Ladders

Mowers

Ranges

Shopping Carts

Soccer Goals

Scooters, Motorized

Table Saws

Tree Stands, Hunting

Window Blind Cords

 

You may also view  archived information on CPSC staff voluntary standards activities. Please go to our search page for additional information on voluntary standards.