A manufacturer or importer of a children’s product must use a third party, CPSC-accepted laboratory to test its product for compliance with the applicable federal children's product safety requirements.
Rules Requiring Third-Party Testing and a Children's Product Certificate
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.
Rules Requiring a General Certificate of Conformity (GCC)
Manufacturers and importers of general use products (i.e., non-children’s products) for which consumer product safety rules apply, must certify in a General Certificate of Conformity (GCC) that their product(s) comply with all applicable rules.