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Third-Party Testing Laboratory Accreditation & Small Entity Compliance Guide

All manufacturers and importers of children’s products must certify in a Children’s Product Certificate that their children’s products comply with all applicable children’s product safety rules.

Third-party testing means testing performed by a third-party accredited laboratory that CPSC has accepted to perform the specific tests for each children’s product safety rule. The below search provides you a list of labs have been accepted by CPSC to test for compliance with the children’s product rules. Here's a video tutorial and helpful questions to ask the laboratory.  


Search for a CPSC-Accepted Testing Lab


Lab Accreditation Resources

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

Rules Requiring Testing and a General Certificate of Conformity

CPSC-Accepted Firewalled Laboratories

CPSC-Accepted Governmental Laboratories 

Frequently Asked Questions About CPSC-Accepted Laboratories

Frequently Asked Questions About Third-Party Testing

Federal Register Notices Related to Third-Party Testing

Test Methods

Lab Bulletins and Test Manuals



Final Rule: Children's Toys and Child Care Articles Containing Phthalates Guidance on Inaccessible Component Parts, 16 CFR Part 1199

Final Rule: 1112/1118 Requirements for Third Party Conformity Assessment Bodies


Apply to Become a CPSC-Accepted Accredited Testing Lab

Apply with CPSC as an accredited laboratory to test children's products for conformity with CPSC's children's product safety rules.

Become an Accredited Lab

Report an unsafe product