Below is a list of children’s product safety rules that require third-party testing as well as the legal citation to be used on a Children’s Product Certificate (CPC). Links under “Product or Issue Category” will take you to the respective CPSC business guidance page, and links under “Legal Citation” will take you to the actual text for the citation.
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.
Qualifying and registered small batch manufacturers (SBM) may be able to receive relief from third party testing to certain safety rules (Group B requirements); registered SBMs may certify to Group B requirements via means other than testing by third-party, CPSC-accepted laboratories. For more information, visit our Small Batch Manufacturer business guidance page.
Note: CPSC periodically updates existing mandatory rules, or publishes new mandatory rules, resulting in new requirements being added. This list is complete as of September 21, 2023. An up-to-date list for rules requiring third-party testing is codified at 16 CFR § 1112.15.
1 Click here for CPSC’s chemical testing methods.
2 The CPC should also include the individual sections of the currently accepted version of ASTM F963 applicable to the product and not simply cite 16 CFR part 1250. See this chart for a list of ASTM sections that require third-party testing.
3 GCC Temporary Enforcement Discretion: The CPSC Office of Compliance and Field Operations will exercise enforcement discretion and will not pursue enforcement action against manufacturers, importers, or private labelers of look-alike and imitation firearms for failure to certify or to issue, provide, or make available to the Commission a GCC pursuant to Section 14(a)(1) of the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA), 15 U.S.C. § 2063(a)(1). This enforcement discretion will remain in effect until January 1, 2024. This discretion does not impact any other requirements under the law. Please read the entire GCC enforcement discretion letter for more information.