Federal law requires that infant swings comply with the infant swing standard and with additional requirements, including those of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA).
Manufacturers and importers of infant swings must certify in a Children's Product Certificate that the infant swings comply with the standard and the additional requirements after the infant swings have been tested for compliance at a CPSC-accepted, third party laboratory. These requirements are discussed below and reviewed in greater detail at www.cpsc.gov/BusinessEducation.
- Surface Coating Limit: Infant swings must not be painted with paint that contains more than 90 ppm (0.009 percent) lead.
- Lead Content Limit: Infant swings must not contain greater than 100 ppm (0.01 percent) of total lead content in any accessible component part.
- Phthalate Content Limits: If an infant swing is marketed to facilitate sleep or contains a toy intended to be used and attached to the swing, then plasticized components of infant swings must not contain more than 0.1 percent of the following eight specified phthalates: di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), dibutyl phthalate (DBP), or benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP), diisononyl phthalate (DINP), diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP), di-n-pentyl phthalate (DPENP), di-n-hexyl phthalate (DHEXP), and dicyclohexyl phthalate (DCHP).
- Testing and Certification: Infant swings, like all products that are designed or intended primarily for children 12 years of age or younger, must be tested by a CPSC-accepted lab for compliance with the infant swing standard and all other applicable children's product safety rules. Based on that testing, a domestic manufacturer (or importer) of infant swings must issue a Children's Product Certificate specifying each applicable rule and indicating that the product complies with those rules.
- Product and Outer Package Labeling Requirements: Durable infant or toddler products, such as infant swings must be permanently marked with specific labeling information, including tracking labels, on the product and on the packaging. In addition, durable infant or toddler products are required to have additional product markings and a product registration card attached to the product. This chart summarizes the specific labeling and registration requirements that durable infant and toddler products must meet.
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For additional information on infant swing safety, visit the CPSC Infant Swing Information Center.
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