List of CPSC-Accepted Testing Laboratories
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 at the bottom of the page) for children's products that are manufactured after the effective dates listed with each rule. 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. A manufacturer of a children's product that must comply with one or more of these rules must support its certification of compliance with test results from one of these laboratories.

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  • 16 CFR Part 1303, Lead Paint Regulation (Test Method: CPSC–CH–E1003–09 or CPSC–CH–E1003–09.1)(effective date 12/21/2008)1
  • 16 CFR Part 1303, Lead Paint Regulation (Test Method: ASTM F2853-10)
  • Lead in Non-Metal Children's Products (Test Method: CPSC-CH-E1002-08 and/or CPSC-CH-E1002-08.1 and/or CPSC-CH-E1002-08.2 and/or CPSC-CH-E1002-08.3)(effective date 12/31/2011)
  • Lead in Children's Metal Products (Test Method: CPSC-CH-E1001-08 and/or CPSC-CH-E1001-08.1 and/or CPSC-CH-E1001-08.2 and/or CPSC-CH-E1001-08.3)(effective date 12/31/2011)
  • Lead in Children's Metal Jewelry (Test Method: CPSC-CH-E1001-08 and/or CPSC-CH-E1001-08.1 and/or CPSC-CH-E1001-08.2 and/or CPSC-CH-E1001-08.3) or 2005 CPSC Laboratory SOP (effective date 03/23/2009)
  • Determination of Phthalates (Test Method: CPSC-CH-C1001-09.3 and/or GB/T 22048-2008) (effective date December 31, 2011. See Federal Register notice of August 10, 2011)
  • 16 CFR Part 1203, Bicycle Helmets (effective date 02/10/2010)
  • 16 CFR Part 1215, Infant Bath Seats (effective date 12/07/2010)
  • 16 CFR Part 1216, Infant Walkers (effective date 12/21/2010)
  • 16 CFR Part 1217, Safety Standard for Toddler Beds (effective date 10/20/2011)
  • 16 CFR Part 1218, Safety Standard for Bassinets and Cradles (effective date 4/23/2014, with the exception of § 1218.2(b)(3)(i) through (iv), (b)(5), and (b)(7), which will become effective on 4/23/2015)
  • 16 CFR Part 1219, Safety Standard for Full-Size Cribs (effective date 06/28/2011)
  • 16 CFR Part 1220, Safety Standard for Non-Full-Size Cribs (effective date 06/28/2011)
  • 16 CFR Part 1221, Safety Standard for Play Yards (effective date 06/10/2013)
  • 16 CFR Part 1222, Safety Standard for Bedside Sleepers (effective date 07/15/2014)
  • 16 CFR Part 1223, Safety Standard for Infant Swings (effective date 06/10/2013)
  • 16 CFR Part 1224, Safety Standard for Portable Bed Rails (effective date 06/10/2013)
  • 16 CFR Part 1225, Safety Standard for Hand-Held Infant Carriers (effective date 06/06/2014)
  • 16 CFR Part 1226, Safety Standard for Soft Infant and Toddler Carriers (effective date 09/29/2014)
  • 16 CFR Part 1227, Safety Standard for Carriages and Strollers (effective date 09/10/2015)
  • 16 CFR Part 1230, Safety Standard for Frame Child Carriers (effective date 09/02/2016)
  • 16 CFR Part 1233, Safety Standard for Portable Hook-On Chairs (effective date September 28, 2016)
  • 16 CFR Part 1420, Requirements for All-Terrain Vehicles (Stayed until November 27, 2011, provided that the manufacturer meets certain conditions.)2
  • 16 CFR Part 1500.86(a)(7) and (8), Dive Sticks and Other Similar Articles (effective date 02/10/2010)
  • 16 CFR Part 1500.86(a)(5), Clacker Balls (effective date 07/29/2010)
  • 16 CFR Part 1501, Small Parts Rule (effective date 02/15/2009)
  • 16 CFR Part 1505, Electrically Operated Toys or Articles (effective date 07/29/2010)
  • 16 CFR Part 1510, Rattles (effective date 02/10/2010)
  • 16 CFR Part 1511, Pacifiers (effective date 01/20/2009)
  • 16 CFR Part 1512, Bicycles (effective date 08/15/2010)3
  • 16 CFR Part 1513, Bunk Beds (effective date 02/10/2010)
  • 16 CFR Part 1610, Standard for the Flammability of Clothing Textiles (effective date November 17, 2010)
  • 16 CFR Part 1611, Standard for the Flammability of Vinyl Plastic Film (effective date October 19, 2010)
  • 16 CFR Part 1615, Standard for the Flammability of Children’s Sleepwear: Sizes 0 through 6X (FF 3-71) (effective date February 18, 2011)
  • 16 CFR Part 1616, Standard for the Flammability of Children’s Sleepwear: Sizes 7 through 14 (FF 5-74) (effective date February 18, 2011)
  • 16 CFR Part 1630, Standard for the Surface Flammability of Carpets and Rugs (effective date October 19, 2010)
  • 16 CFR Part 1631, Standard for the Surface Flammability of Small Carpets and Rugs (effective date October 19, 2010)
  • 16 CFR Part 1632, Standard for the Flammability of Mattresses and Mattress Pads (FF 4-72, Amended) (effective date November 17, 2010)
  • 16 CFR Part 1633, Standard for the Flammability (Open Flame) of Mattress Sets (effective date November 17, 2010)
ASTM F963 Standard Consumer Safety Specifications for Toy Safety - ASTM F963-07e1
  • 4.27 (ASTM F963-07e1), Toy Chests (except labeling and/or instructional literature requirements) (effective date December 31, 2011)
ASTM F963 Standard Consumer Safety Specifications for Toy Safety - ASTM F963-11
  • 4.3.5.1(2) (ASTM F963-11), Surface Coating Materials – Soluble Test for Metals (effective date June 10, 2013)4
  • 4.3.5.2 (ASTM F963-11), Toy Substrate Materials (effective date June 10, 2013)
  • 4.3.6.3 (ASTM F963-11), Cleanliness of Liquids, Pastes, Putties, Gels, and Powders (except for cosmetics and tests on formulations used to prevent microbial degradation) (effective date June 10, 2013)
  • 4.3.7 (ASTM F963-11), Stuffing Materials (effective date June 10, 2013)
  • 4.5 (ASTM F963-11), Sound Producing Toys (effective date June 10, 2013)
  • 4.6 (ASTM F963-11), Small Objects (except labeling and/or instructional literature requirements) (effective date June 10, 2013)
  • 4.7 (ASTM F963-11), Accessible Edges (except labeling and/or instructional literature requirements) (effective date June 10, 2013)
  • 4.8 (ASTM F963-11), Projections (except bath toy projections) (effective date June 10, 2013)
  • 4.9 (ASTM F963-11), Accessible Points (except labeling and/or instructional literature requirements) (effective date June 10, 2013)
  • 4.10 (ASTM F963-11), Wires or Rods (effective date June 10, 2013)
  • 4.11 (ASTM F963-11), Nails and Fasteners (effective date June 10, 2013)
  • 4.12 (ASTM F963-11), Plastic Film (effective date June 10, 2013)
  • 4.13 (ASTM F963-11), Folding Mechanisms and Hinges (effective date June 10, 2013)
  • 4.14 (ASTM F963-11), Cords, Straps, and Elastics (effective date June 10, 2013)
  • 4.15 (ASTM F963-11), Stability and Overload Requirements (effective date June 10, 2013)
  • 4.16 (ASTM F963-11), Confined Spaces (effective date June 10, 2013)
  • 4.17 (ASTM F963-11), Wheels, Tires, and Axles (effective date June 10, 2013)
  • 4.18 (ASTM F963-11), Holes, Clearances, and Accessibility of Mechanisms (effective date June 10, 2013)
  • 4.19 (ASTM F963-11), Simulated Protective Devices (except labeling and/or instructional literature requirements) (effective date June 10, 2013)
  • 4.20.1 (ASTM F963-11), Pacifiers with Rubber Nipples/Nitrosamine Test (effective date June 10, 2013)
  • 4.20.2 (ASTM F963-11), Toy Pacifiers (effective date June 10, 2013)
  • 4.21 (ASTM F963-11), Projectile Toys (effective date June 10, 2013)
  • 4.22 (ASTM F963-11), Teethers and Teething Toys (effective date June 10, 2013)
  • 4.23.1 (ASTM F963-11), Rattles with nearly spherical, hemispherical, or circular flared ends (effective date June 10, 2013)
  • 4.24 (ASTM F963-11), Squeeze Toys (effective date June 10, 2013)
  • 4.25 (ASTM F963-11), Battery-Operated Toys (except labeling and/or instructional literature requirements) (effective date June 10, 2013)
  • 4.26 (ASTM F963-11), Toys Intended to Be Attached to a Crib or Playpen (except labeling and/or instructional literature requirements) (effective date June 10, 2013)
  • 4.27 (ASTM F963-11), Stuffed and Beanbag-Type Toys (effective date June 10, 2013)
  • 4.30 (ASTM F963-11), Toy Gun Marking (effective date June 10, 2013)
  • 4.32 (ASTM F963-11), Certain Toys with Nearly Spherical Ends (effective date June 10, 2013)
  • 4.35 (ASTM F963-11), Pompoms (effective date June 10, 2013)
  • 4.36 (ASTM F963-11), Hemispheric-Shaped Objects (effective date June 10, 2013)
  • 4.37 (ASTM F963-11), Yo-Yo Elastic Tether Toys (effective date June 10, 2013)
  • 4.38 (ASTM F963-11), Magnets (except labeling and/or instructional literature requirements) (effective date June 10, 2013)
  • 4.39 (ASTM F963-11), Jaw Entrapment in Handles and Steering Wheels (effective date June 10, 2013)
1 Certification to lower 90 ppm limit required for products manufactured after August 14, 2009

2 Stayed until November 27, 2011, provided that the manufacturer meets certain conditions. (For details on the conditions, see 76 Fed. Reg. 5565 (February 1, 2011) or http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-02-01/pdf/2011-2166.pdf.)

3 Except for Bicycle Reflectors (16 CFR 1512.16)(effective 11/15/10) and except for bicycles with non-quill-type stems which are excluded from certifying compliance to 16 CFR 1512.6(a) until further notice. See Federal Register Notice at https://www.cpsc.gov/businfo/frnotices/fr10/staybike.pdf.

4 Products subject to 16 CFR part 1303, Ban of Lead-Containing Paint and Certain Consumer Products Bearing Lead Containing Paint, that have been tested by a CPSC-accepted third party conformity assessment body and found not to exceed the lead limit in 16 CFR part 1303, do not need to be tested to the lead solubility standard in section 4.3.5.2 of ASTM F 963-08 or 4.3.5.1 (2) of ASTM F 963-11

Accreditation requirements and effective dates for third party testing for additional children’s product safety rules will be added in the future. The list of laboratories will be updated on a regular basis.

ASTM F963 Standard Consumer Safety Specifications for Toy Safety - ASTM F963-08
  • 4.3.5.2 (ASTM F963-08), Surface Coating Materials - Soluble Test for Metals (effective date December 31, 2011)4
  • 4.3.6.3 (ASTM F963-08), Liquids, Pastes, Putties, Gels, and Powders (except for cosmetics and tests on formulations used to prevent microbial degradation) (effective date December 31, 2011)
  • 4.3.7 (ASTM F963-08), Stuffing Materials (effective date December 31, 2011)
  • 4.5 (ASTM F963-08), Sound Producing Toys
  • 4.6 (ASTM F963-08), Small Objects (except labeling and/or instructional literature requirements) (effective date December 31, 2011)
  • 4.7 (ASTM F963-08), Accessible Edges (except labeling and/or instructional literature requirements) (effective date December 31, 2011)
  • 4.8 (ASTM F963-08), Projections (effective date December 31, 2011)
  • 4.9 (ASTM F963-08), Accessible Points (except labeling and/or instructional literature requirements) (effective date December 31, 2011)
  • 4.10 (ASTM F963-08), Wires or Rods (effective date December 31, 2011)
  • 4.11 (ASTM F963-08), Nails and Fasteners (effective date December 31, 2011)
  • 4.12 (ASTM F963-08), Packaging Film (effective date December 31, 2011)
  • 4.13 (ASTM F963-08), Folding Mechanisms and Hinges (effective date December 31, 2011)
  • 4.14 (ASTM F963-08), Cords, Straps, and Elastics (effective date December 31, 2011)
  • 4.15 (ASTM F963-08), Stability and Overload Requirements (effective date December 31, 2011)
  • 4.16 (ASTM F963-08), Confined Spaces (effective date December 31, 2011)
  • 4.17 (ASTM F963-08), Wheels, Tires, and Axles (effective date December 31, 2011)
  • 4.18 (ASTM F963-08), Holes, Clearances, and Accessibility of Mechanisms (effective date December 31, 2011)
  • 4.19 (ASTM F963-08), Simulated Protective Devices (except labeling and/or instructional literature requirements) (effective date December 31, 2011)
  • 4.20.1 (ASTM F963-08), Pacifiers with Rubber Nipples/Nitrosamine Test (effective date December 31, 2011)
  • 4.20.2 (ASTM F963-08), Toy Pacifiers (effective date December 31, 2011)
  • 4.21 (ASTM F963-08), Projectile Toys (effective date December 31, 2011)
  • 4.22 (ASTM F963-08), Teethers and Teething Toys (effective date December 31, 2011)
  • 4.23.1 (ASTM F963-08), Rattles with nearly Spherical, Hemispherical, or Circular Flared Ends (effective date December 31, 2011)
  • 4.24 (ASTM F963-08), Squeeze Toys (effective date December 31, 2011)
  • 4.25 (ASTM F963-08), Battery-Operated Toys (except labeling and/or instructional literature requirements) (effective date December 31, 2011)
  • 4.26 (ASTM F963-08), Toys Attached to a Crib or Playpen (except labeling and/or instructional literature requirements) (effective date December 31, 2011)
  • 4.27 (ASTM F963-08), Stuffed and Beanbag-Type Toys (effective date December 31, 2011)
  • 4.30 (ASTM F963-08), Toy Gun Marking (effective date December 31, 2011)
  • 4.32 (ASTM F963-08), Certain Toys with Spherical Ends (effective date December 31, 2011)
  • 4.35 (ASTM F963-08), Pompoms (effective date December 31, 2011)
  • 4.36 (ASTM F963-08), Hemispheric-Shaped Objects (effective date December 31, 2011)
  • 4.37 (ASTM F963-08), Yo-Yo Elastic Tether Toys (effective date December 31, 2011)
  • 4.38 (ASTM F963-08), Magnets (effective date December 31, 2011)
  • 4.39 (ASTM F963-08), Jaw Entrapment in Handles and Steering Wheels (effective date December 31, 2011)