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Rules Requiring a General Certificate of Conformity (GCC) - General Use/Non-Children's Products

Below is a list of product safety rules that require certification in a General Certificate of Conformity (GCC). Links under “Product or Issue Category” will take you to the respective CPSC business guidance page (if available), and links under “Legal Citation” will take you to the actual text for the citation.

The use of a third-party, CPSC-accepted laboratory to conduct testing pursuant to the product safety rules noted below is not a requirement for general use, or non-children’s, products. First-party testing, or testing from any qualified laboratory or test facility, can support a GCC. See our Reasonable Testing Programs Guidance page for more information.

Testing of children’s products, on the other hand, does require the use of a third-party, CPSC-accepted laboratory. For more information on children’s products, visit our business guidance page on children’s products.

Note: CPSC periodically updates existing mandatory rules or publishes new mandatory rules, resulting in new requirements being added. This list is current as of February 23, 2023.


Product or Issue Category

Legal Citation

All-terrain vehicles

16 CFR part 1420

Architectural glazing materials

16 CFR part 1201

Artificial emberizing materials 1

16 CFR part 1305

Bicycle helmets

16 CFR part 1203


16 CFR part 1512

Bunk beds

16 CFR part 1213

Button cell or coin battery packages

P.L. 117-171 (codified at 15 U.S.C. § 2056e Notes)

Carpets and rugs (large)

16 CFR part 1630

Carpets and rugs (small)

16 CFR part 1631

CB antennas

16 CFR part 1204

Cellulose insulation

16 CFR part 1209

Cigarette lighters

16 CFR part 1210

Clothing storage units

16 CFR part 1261

Consumer patching compounds 1

16 CFR part 1304


15 U.S.C. § 2056c


16 CFR part 1507

Garage door openers

16 CFR part 1211

Lawn darts 1

16 CFR part 1306

Liquid nicotine packaging (CNPPA)

15 U.S.C. § 1472a


16 CFR part 1262


16 CFR part 1202

Mattresses and mattress pads

16 CFR part 1632

Mattresses and mattress sets

16 CFR part 1633

Metal candle wicks 1

16 CFR § 1500.17(a)(13)

Multipurpose lighters

16 CFR part 1212

Paints and similar surface coatings containing lead 1

16 CFR part 1303

Pool and spa drain covers

16 CFR part 1450

Portable Fuel Containers 2

ASTM F3326-21

ASTM F3429-F3429M-20

Section 18 of UL30:2022

Portable gasoline, kerosene, diesel fuel container

16 CFR part 1460

Power mowers

16 CFR part 1205

Refrigerator doors

16 CFR part 1750

Refuse bins 1

16 CFR part 1301

Special packaging (PPPA)

16 CFR part 1700

Swimming pool slides (freestanding)

16 CFR part 1207

Toy, Look-Alike, and Imitation Firearms3

15 U.S.C. § 5001

Vinyl plastic film

16 CFR part 1611

Wearing apparel

16 CFR part 1610

1 For certification to banning regulations, the Commission has provided guidance (78 FR 28080) regarding which bans require certification, recognizing that it may be difficult to distinguish between rules that ban an entire product category, leaving no products left to certify, and rules that ban a subset of the product category and, therefore, require certification. Some bans enforced by the Commission apply to multiple products or more than one product category (pp. 28082 and 28090 of the document).

2 The requirement for portable fuel containers has not yet been codified. Until CPSC publishes a Federal Register notice with a CFR reference, firms are recommended to cite the applicable referenced standard.

3GCC 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.

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