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New Certification, Testing, Other Requirements and Helpful Reminders

Since the CPSIA was enacted on August 14, 2008, the Commission and staff have proposed or promulgated numerous rules, guidelines, summaries, and policy documents related to its implementation. It is not possible to translate all of the documents but stakeholders are encouraged to make themselves aware of the content frequently added on the following web page (in English): https://www.cpsc.gov/about/cpsia/cpsia.html. It is also possible to sign up for alerts whenever new English language content is added. You can do that here: https://www.cpsc.gov/about/cpsia/cpsialist.aspx


What's New!

U.S. Requirements for Manufacturers and Exporters of
Toys and Apparel Products for the U.S. Market

English | Chinese

China Product Hazard Monthly Summary Bulletin

February 2013 (pdf)
January 2013
December 2012 (pdf)

Consumer Product Safety Compliance and Enforcement
English (pdf)    Chinese (pdf)
Toward Seamless Surveillance: U.S. Developments
English (pdf)    Chinese (pdf)
Posted August 28, 2012

Requirements for Furniture Sold in the United States
English (pdf)    Chinese (pdf)
Posted March 26, 2012

Highlights of Requirements for
Furniture Sold in the United States

English (pdf)    Chinese (pdf)
Posted March 28, 2012

A Safer Generation of Cribs
New Federal Requirements

English (pdf)    Chinese (pdf)
Posted March 28, 2012

U.S. Toy Safety Update
English | Chinese
Posted January 23, 2012

CPSC Reinforces Children’s Sleepwear and Loungewear
Enforcement Policy to Apparel Industry

Agency standards designed to prevent burn injuries to children

In an effort to remind the industry of their obligations associated
with children’s sleepwear and loungewear, the U.S. Consumer Product
Safety Commission’s (CPSC’s) Director of Compliance and Field Operations
sent a letter (English) (Chinese) to manufacturers, distributors, importers
and retailers today reinforcing CPSC staff’s enforcement policy
on children’s sleepwear and loungewear. More
Posted January 6, 2012

Guidance regarding the classification of a new firework device:
fuse-less firecrackers

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or Commission)
has authority to regulate consumer fireworks under the Federal Hazardous
Substances Act (FHSA), 15 U.S.C. §§ 1261-1278, and its implementing
regulations Substances Act (FHSA), 15 U.S.C. §§ 1261-1278, and its implementing
regulations at 16 C.F.R. §§ 1500.14, 1500.17 and 1507. Commission staff has
recently learned of a new consumer firework device currently being sold nationwide
and referred to by numerous fireworks retailers and importers as an "adult snapper."
The Commission staff has evaluated the classification of this fireworks device.
More: English | Chinese
Posted January 12, 2012

FAQs: Safety Standard for Children's Toys
English     Chinese (pdf)
Posted November 21, 2011

CPSC - EC Training for Chinese Manufacturers
Training material 1: Safety Requirements for Toys in the United States
Video: English | Chinese
PowerPoint presentation: English (pdf) | Chinese (pdf)
Training material 2: CPSIA Amendments Enacted Into Law in August 2011 - PowerPoint presentation:
English (pdf) | Chinese
Posted November 10, 2011

CPSC Announces New, Lower Limit for Lead Content in Children's Products
English | Chinese (pdf)
Posted July 26, 2011

CPSC Issues New Drawstring Safety Rule for Children's Outerwear Drawstrings at Neck and Waist Present
Strangulation Hazard and Other Dangers
English | Chinese (pdf)
Posted July 18, 2011

Age Determination Guidelines: Relating Children's Ages to Toy Characteristics and Play Behavior
English (pdf) | Chinese (pdf)

Children's Clothing: Requirements for the United States
English (pdf) | Chinese (pdf)

U.S. Product Safety Compliance and Enforcement
English (pdf) | Chinese (pdf)

Market Surveillance and Import Compliance
English (pdf) | Chinese (pdf)
Posted June 24, 2011

Consumer Alert: CPSC Warns of Deadly Danger with Water Walking Balls
English | Chinese (pdf)

CPSC Launches New Consumer Product Safety Information Database
English | Chinese (pdf)

Lifting of the Stay of Enforcement of Certification Requirements for Non-Children's Clothing Textiles, Carpets and Rugs, and Vinyl Plastic Film English | Chinese (pdf)

Interpretation of "Children's Product" 16 CFR Part 1200 English | Chinese (pdf)

A Safe Sleep For All Babies
CPSC and Child Safety Partners Launch National Education Campaign on Crib Safety For New and Expectant Parents (October 22, 2010) English | Chinese (pdf)

How to Ensure Product Safety While Maintaining Profitability? English | Chinese

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Overview and CPSIA Update
English | Chinese
Video in English

Standard for the Flammability (Open Flame) of Mattress Sets, 16 CFR PART 1633, Questions & Answers English | Chinese

Suggested Recordkeeping Forms for 16 CFR 1633, Standard for the Flammability (Open Flame) of Mattress Sets (PDF fill-in forms) English

Safety Standard for Cigarette Lighters, Title 16, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 1210 (16 C.F.R. Part 1210)
Video  PowerPoint Presentation  Video Transcript

Safety Standard for Multi-Purpose Lighters, Title 16, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 1212 (16 C.F.R. Part 1212)
Video  PowerPoint Presentation  Video Transcript

The CPSC and Import Basics Video  PowerPoint Presentation

CPSC ATV Safety Webinar Video

All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) Webinar Powerpoint Presentation

Requirements for ATVs Imported into the United States of America Powerpoint Presentation

ATV Action Plans Powerpoint Presentation

All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) Powerpoint Presentation

CPSC Extends the Stay of Enforcement on Testing and Certification Requirements for Many Children's Products

CPSC Toy Safety Overview Webinar Video

U.S. Mandatory Toy Standard: ASTM F963

CPSC Toy Certification Requirements

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Regulation of Lead in Children's Products

Phthalates: Section 108 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008

Statement of Policy Testing and Certification of Lead Content in Children's Products (pdf)

Statement of Policy: Interpretation and Enforcement of Section 103(a) of the Consumer Product Safety Act (pdf)

CPSC Grants One Year Stay of Testing and Certification Requirements for Certain Products:
Impact of Stay of Enforcement on Certain Testing and Certification

 Section 232 All-Terrain Vehicle Standard: Submission of ATV Action Plans
 Required under Section 232

ATV Action Plan List

Regulations for Textile and Clothing Products:
   Video (transcript) and accompanying Powerpoint Presentation (pdf)
   Guidelines for Drawstrings on Children's Upper Outerwear
   Letter sent in May 2006 to manufacturers, retailers, and importers of
   children's upper outwear garments, urging them to make certain
   the garments do not have drawstrings at the hood, or the neck area
   that pose a strangulation hazard to children.

 Immediate Final Rule on Certification and Electronic Certificates (pdf)

 General Certification of Conformity: Sample, Instructions for Completion,
 and Frequently Asked Questions

 Consumer Product Safety Act as amended by CPSIA (pdf)

 Federal Hazardous Substances Act (pdf)

 Brief Summaries of the CPSIA legislation

 More New CPSIA Requirements Information

Handbook for Manufacturing Safer Consumer Products (pdf)

Form for Foreign Governments and Distributors
to Contact CPSC's International Office


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