CPSIA Children’s Product Certificate (CPC): A Practical Guide

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Issuing a Children’s Product Certificate (CPC) is mandatory when importing or manufacturing toys and other children’s products in the United States. Doing so requires that you know how to correctly input information about the product, your company, and the CPSC accepted lab testing company that has tested your products.

In this guide, you will learn what to include in your CPC, while avoiding some of the more common mistakes we’ve encountered.

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CPSIA and ASTM F963 Product Lab Testing: A Complete Guide

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Testing according to applicable ASTM standards, which includes ASTM F963, is mandatory when importing and manufacturing children’s products in the United States. In this guide, we answer essential questions that you may have about CPSIA lab testing requirements and ASTM F963 testing in particular.

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PFAS Regulations in the United States: An Overview

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PFAS Regulations United States

Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) are a group of chemicals that are added to certain consumer products to enhance their ability to resist water, stains, and flames. Examples of these products include non-stick cookware, apparel, furniture, and building materials.

In recent years, PFAS have been regulated by some federal and state regulations in the US for their toxicity to humans and the environment. In this article, we introduce PFAS regulations in the US. Continue reading PFAS Regulations in the United States: An Overview

RoHS Requirements in the United States: An Overview

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RoHS Requirements in the United States

Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) sets restrictions on certain heavy metals and chemicals in electronic components. While the RoHS Directive is originally an EU Directive, many US states have implemented similar RoHS restrictions.

In this guide, we cover RoHS requirements in California, New Jersey, New York, Illinois, and other states.

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Plastic Product Regulations & Safety Standards in the United States

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Plastic Product Regulations United States

Plastic products and materials are subject to substance restrictions, labeling, certification, and lab testing requirements in the United States. That said, the specific requirements depend on factors such as product type, age group, and usage. Many US states also have their own regulations that apply to plastic products.

In this guide, we take a look at product compliance requirements applicable to plastic toys, kitchen appliances, packaging materials, electronic components, and more.

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List of Product Liability Insurance Companies in the United States

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United State Product Liability Insurance

Importers and manufacturers based in the United States are generally responsible for ensuring that their products are safe and correctly labeled. That said, sometimes things still go wrong, despite your best efforts.

Product liability insurance plans can go a long way when it comes to reducing the risks of injuries and other damaging situations caused by product compliances issues.

In this guide, we list product liability insurance carriers, brokers, and agencies in the United States.

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Product Safety Standards & Regulations in New Mexico: An Overview

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Product Safety Standards New Mexico

Planning to sell or distribute plastic items or electronic cigarettes in New Mexico? In this guide, we take a closer look at product regulations applicable to nicotine liquids and single-use plastics in New Mexico.

Important: This article only serves as an introduction to safety requirements, substance restrictions, labeling, certification, and other compliance requirements in New Mexico. It is not a complete guide and is not kept up to date. Further, keep in mind that national product regulations (e.g. CPSIA) apply in all states. Continue reading Product Safety Standards & Regulations in New Mexico: An Overview

Product Safety Standards & Regulations in West Virginia: An Overview

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West Virginia Product Safety Regulations

Selling products in West Virginia sometimes requires you to ensure compliance with local consumer product safety regulations. In this guide,  we take a closer look at compliance requirements applicable to bedding products, electronics, hemp products, and more.

Important: This article only serves as an introduction to safety requirements, substance restrictions, labeling, certification, and other compliance requirements in West Virginia. It is not a complete guide and is not kept up to date. Further, keep in mind that national product regulations (e.g. CPSIA) apply in all states. Continue reading Product Safety Standards & Regulations in West Virginia: An Overview

Product Safety Standards & Regulations in Idaho: An Overview

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Idaho Product Safety Regulations

Certain products sold in Idaho are subject to local product safety, labeling, documentation, and testing requirements. In this guide, we cover product regulations in Idaho applicable to cosmetics, batteries, electronic cigarettes, and more.

Important: This article only serves as an introduction to safety requirements, substance restrictions, labeling, certification, and other compliance requirements in Idaho. It is not a complete guide and is not kept up to date. Further, keep in mind that national product regulations (e.g. CPSIA) apply in all states. Continue reading Product Safety Standards & Regulations in Idaho: An Overview