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We understand that small business owners sometimes need extra help figuring out which CPSC safety requirements apply to their products. While there is no "one size fits all" checklist of safety requirements, we have highlighted valuable resources below that can help both new and experienced small businesses learn more about CPSC’s safety requirements.

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About the Small Business Ombudsman 

The Small Business Ombudsman’s principal mission is to guide small businesses through CPSC’s complex regulatory landscape, to help them bring their products into compliance, and to resolve procedural issues with the agency.

Additional Small Business Resources

Small Business Education Videos

CPSC Webinar: Children’s Toy Overview

May 10, 2018
A presentation by the CPSC's Small Business Ombudsman on the labeling, testing, and certification requirements on children's toys, including ASTM F963-17.
CPSC Small Business Office Webinar Series: Toy Standard Update (ASTM F963-16)

April 14, 2017
This webinar was conducted by the CPSC Small Business Ombudsman, Shelby Mathis, to cover changing toy testing requirements. Through examination of Frankytoy, a hybrid animated toy comprised of several common toy components, attendees learn federal toy labeling and testing requirements along with applicable parts of the new toy standard, ASTM F963-16.
2012 Safety Academy: The Import Process

September 20, 2012
CPSC staff holds a panel discussion on the import process.
CPSC: Multifaceted Approach to Achieving the Mission

February 28, 2013
Kenneth Hinson, CPSC Executive Director, gives an overview of CPSC operations at the 2013 International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO) annual meeting.
Small Batch Manufacturers: Registration with CPSC and Limited Relief from Third-Party Testing

January 24, 2012
CPSC's small business ombudsman discusses the third-party testing relief available to small batch manufacturers and how to register for that relief.
2012 Safety Academy: Testing and Certification Basics

September 20, 2012
CPSC staff holds a panel discussion on consumer product testing and certification.
The CPSC Compliance Guide March 26, 2010

March 26, 2010
CSPC staff present a webinar on the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA.)
Chairman Kaye Delivers Keynote Address at ICPHSO's Annual Symposium

March 02, 2016
Chairman Elliot F. Kaye delivers the keynote address at ICPHSO's 2016 Annual Meeting and Training Symposium.