Baby Carrier Safety Standards and Regulations in the European Union

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Baby Carrier

Baby carriers imported to and manufactured in the European Union must be designed to comply with applicable safety requirements in mind. There are also chemicals and heavy metals restrictions to factor in. In addition, baby carriers must also be correctly labelled, and documented.

In this guide, we cover what importers and manufacturers must know about baby carrier compliance requirements, including the General Product Safety Directive (GPSD), EN standards, and REACH.
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CPSIA Requirements For Importers & Manufacturers: A Complete Guide

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CPSIA Guide

The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) regulates all children’s products (for 12-year-olds or younger) imported, manufactured, and sold in the United States. In this guide, we explain what importers and manufacturers must know about CPSIA requirements.

More specifically, the guide covers the product scope, mandatory safety standards, certification, tracking labeling, and labeling requirements.

The article also explains how businesses and consumers can determine if a certain product is non-CPSIA compliant.

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Amazon Toys & Children’s Products Requirements Guide for Sellers

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Amazon Toy Children Products Requirements

Planning to sell toys or other children’s products on Amazon? In this article, we explain what Amazon sellers must know about relevant regulations, mandatory safety standards, certification, labeling, and lab testing rules.

More specifically, this guide covers compliance requirements for toys, children’s jewelry, children’s furniture, clothing, baby products, and other related products.

We also explain what documents Amazon’s compliance team often requests from companies selling toys and other children’s products on their platform.

Note

This guide only covers product regulations, standards, and other requirements for selling on Amazon in the United States (e.g. CPSIA). However, the same principles apply when selling products on Amazon in the European Union (e.g. Toy Safety Directive), Australia, Japan, and elsewhere.

Further, Amazon can change its terms and requirements at will. This article serves as an introduction, but not a replacement for the up-to-date seller requirements on Amazon Seller Central.
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Toy Safety Standards in the European Union: A Complete Guide

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Toy Safety Standards in the European Union

Ensuring compliance with applicable toy safety standards is mandatory when importing or manufacturing toys for the EU market. This guide serves as an introduction to the different types of toy safety standards, EN 71, EN IEC 62115, EN IEC 61558-2-7, and complementary technical reports.
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Toy Safety Standards in the United States: A Complete Guide

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Toy Safety Standards in the United States

Ensuring compliance with toy safety standards is mandatory when importing, manufacturing, and selling children’s toys in the US. In this guide, we cover what toy safety standards are, and how you can ensure compliance. More specifically, we cover ASTM F963-17, UL 696, and test methods.

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CPSC Electronic Filing of Certain Certificate of Compliance Data

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CPSC Electronic Filing

Imagine a future in which businesses must submit test reports and product certificate data as part of the importing process. Thanks to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, that future is coming closer.

The CPSC is currently planning its second pilot test of a product certificate eFiling system. This is part of their roadmap to implement a permanent eFiling system in the United States.

In practice, this will require US importers to submit data on the regulations, standards, and rules to which the product conforms. Further, information about the lab testing company must also be submitted.

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Children’s Clothing Regulations in the United States: An Overview

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Children’s clothing sold in the United States is subject to various safety standards, chemical and heavy metal restrictions, labeling, testing, and certification requirements.

In this guide, we cover some of the most important regulations and requirements, including CPSIA, ASTM standards, tracking labels, 16 CFR Part 1120, flammability requirements, and more.

Note that some regulations and standards mentioned in this guide are not exclusively applicable to children’s products but to consumer products and apparel in general.
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Children’s Clothing Regulations in the European Union: Summary

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Children’s Clothing Regulations

Children’s and baby clothing imported or manufactured in the European Union are subject to flammability standards, chemical restrictions, lab testing, and labeling requirements.

In this guide, we cover REACH, EN 14682, EN 14878, and other relevant compliance requirements. It also covers compliance risks that EU importers and manufacturers should be aware of.

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Toy Regulations and Standards in the UK: An Essential Guide

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Toy Regulations in the UK

Are you an importer or manufacturer interested in placing toy products in the UK market? In this guide, we explain what UK-based importers and manufacturers must know about toy regulations, safety standards, lab testing, documentation, and labeling requirements.

We also cover CE marking and the more recent UKCA marking requirements applicable to toys.

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CPSIA Tracking Label Guide For Importers & Amazon Sellers

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Tracking labels are mandatory when importing or manufacturing children’s products in the United States: Tracking labels include information about the importer or manufacturer, batch, and contact details – which is essential for traceability of children’s products to a specific seller and production run.

In this guide, we explain what US importers, manufacturers, and Amazon sellers must know about creating tracking labels.

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