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Rules Requiring Third-Party Testing and a Children's Product Certificate

Section 14(a)(3)(E) of the Consumer Product Safety Act, as amended, requires the Commission to 'maintain on its Internet website an up-to-date list of entities that have been accredited to assess conformity with children's product safety rules.'

Third party testing is required to support a certification of compliance to the rules (shown below) for children's products. The laboratories in this list have been accepted as accredited to test products to one or more of these children’s product safety rules, as identified in the accreditation scope for each laboratory.

Below is a list of rules that require third-party testing and certification in a Children’s Product Certificate (CPC). Here is more information on third party testing and children's product certificates

Product or Issue Category Legal Citation Requirement Name or Description

Total Lead Content

Click here for CPSC’s lead test methods

15 USC 1278a

Children's products containing lead


Bicycle Helmets

16 CFR Part 1203

Safety Standard for Bicycle Helmets

Infant Bath Seats

16 CFR Part 1215 

Safety Standard for Infant Bath Seats

Infant Walkers

16 CFR Part 1216

Safety Standard for Infant Walkers

Toddler Beds

16 CFR Part 1217

Safety Standard for Toddler Beds

Bassinets and Cradles

16 CFR Part 1218

Safety Standard for Bassinets and Cradles

Cribs (Full-Size)

16 CFR Part 1219

Safety Standard for Full-Size Cribs

Cribs (Non-Full-Size)

16 CFR Part 1220

Safety Standard for Non-Full-Size Cribs 

Play Yards

16 CFR Part 1221

Safety Standard for Play Yards 

Bedside Sleepers

16 CFR Part 1222

Safety Standard for Bedside Sleepers

Infant Swings

16 CFR Part 1223

Safety Standard for Infant Swings 

Portable Bedrails

16 CFR Part 1224

Safety Standard for Portable Bedrails

Hand-held Infant Carriers

16 CFR Part 1225

Safety Standard for Hand-Held Infant Carriers

Soft Infant and Toddler Carriers

16 CFR Part 1226

Safety Standard for Soft Infant and Toddler Carriers

Carriages and Strollers

16 CFR Part 1227

Safety Standard for Carriages and Strollers

Sling Carriers

16 CFR Part 1228

Safety Standard for Sling Carriers

Infant Bouncer Seats

16 CFR Part 1229

Safety Standard for Infant Bouncer Seats

Frame Child Carriers

16 CFR Part 1230

Safety Standard for Frame Child Carriers

High Chairs

16 CFR Part 1231

Safety Standard for High Chairs

Children’s Folding Chairs and Stools

16 CFR Part 1232

Safety Standard for Children's Folding Chairs and Stools

Portable Hook-On Chairs

16 CFR Part 1233

Safety Standard for Portable Hook-On Chairs 

Infant Bath Tubs

16 CFR Part 1234

Safety Standard for Infant Bath Tubs

Baby Changing Products

16 CFR Part 1235

Safety Standard for Baby Changing Products 

Booster Seats

16 CFR Part 1237

Safety Standard for Booster Seats

Stationary Activity Centers

16 CFR Part 1238

Safety Standard for Stationary Activity Centers

Gates and Enclosures

16 CFR Part 1239

Safety Standard for Gates and Enclosures (effective date 7/6/2021)

Children’s Toys

16 CFR Part 1250

Safety Standard Mandating ASTM F963 for Toys

(see this chart for a complete list of which sections from ASTM F963 require third party testing)

Paints and Similar Surface Coatings

16 CFR Part 1303

Ban of Lead-Containing Paint and Certain Consumer Products Bearing Lead-Containing Paint

Phthalates (click here for CPSC’s phthalates test methods)

16 CFR Part 1307

Prohibition of Children's Toys and Child Care Articles Containing Specified Phthalates

All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs)

16 CFR Part 1420

Requirements for All-Terrain Vehicles

Clacker Balls

16 CFR 1500.86(a)(5)

Exemptions from classification as a banned toy or other banned article for use by children.

Dive Sticks and Other Similar Articles

16 CFR 1500.86(a)(7) and (8)

Exemptions from classification as a banned toy or other banned article for use by children.

Small Parts

16 CFR Part 1501

Method for Identifying Toys and Other Articles Intended for Use by Children Under 3 Years of Age Which Present Choking, Aspiration, or Ingestion Hazards Because of Small Parts

Electrically Operated Toys or Articles

16 CFR Part 1505

Requirements for Electrically Operated Toys or Other Electrically Operated Articles Intended for Use by Children


16 CFR Part 1510

Requirements for Rattles


16 CFR Part 1511

Requirements for Pacifiers


16 CFR Part 1512

Requirements for Bicycles

Bunk Beds (for Children)

16 CFR Part 1513

Requirements for Bunk Beds

Clothing and General Wearing Apparel

16 CFR Part 1610

Standard for the Flammability of Clothing Textiles

Vinyl Plastic Film

16 CFR Part 1611

Standard for the Flammability of Vinyl Plastic Film

Children’s Sleepwear: Sizes 0 through 6X (FF 3-71)

16 CFR Part 1615

Standard for the Flammability of Children’s Sleepwear

Children’s Sleepwear: Sizes 7 through 14 (FF 5-74)

16 CFR Part 1616

Standard for the Flammability of Children’s Sleepwear

Carpets and Rugs

16 CFR Part 1630

Standard for the Surface Flammability of Carpets and Rugs 

Small Carpets and Rugs

16 CFR Part 1631

Standard for the Surface Flammability of Small Carpets and Rugs 

Mattresses and Mattress Pads

16 CFR Part 1632

Standard for the Flammability of Mattresses and Mattress Pads (FF 4-72, Amended)

Mattresses and Mattress Sets

16 CFR Part 1633

Standard for the Flammability (Open Flame) of Mattress Sets 


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