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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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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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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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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List of CPSIA Consulting Companies: 8 Companies

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Ensuring The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) compliance requires a thorough understanding of safety standards, certification, lab testing, labeling, and small parts requirements. Rather than managing the CPSIA compliance on their own, many importers and manufacturers opt to work with professional consultants.

In this guide, we list consulting companies offering CPSIA compliance services in the United States.

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Children’s School Supplies and Stationery Regulations in the US

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Children’s school supplies are subject to substance regulations, labeling, certification, and lab testing requirements. In this guide, we cover the basics of CPSIA, ASTM standards, country of origin labeling, and much more.

We also cover some of the main compliance risks importers are exposed to when sourcing school supplies overseas. Continue reading Children’s School Supplies and Stationery Regulations in the US

Children’s Jewelry Regulations in the United States: A Complete Guide

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Children’s jewelry products are subject to mandatory safety standards, chemical and heavy metals restrictions, lab testing, certification, and labeling requirements in the United States.

In this guide, we introduce the reader to CPSIA, ASTM standards, substance restrictions, and other requirements applicable to children’s jewelry.

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CPSIA Requirements For Amazon Sellers: Frequently Answered Questions

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Selling children’s products on Amazon in the United States requires full compliance with the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA). In this guide, you will learn why Amazon requires CPSIA compliance – and what documents they normally request. Continue reading CPSIA Requirements For Amazon Sellers: Frequently Answered Questions

Baby Pacifier Standards & Regulations in the United States: An Overview

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Baby pacifiers are subject to safety standards, substance regulations, labeling, certification, and lab testing requirements in the United States. In this guide, we explain the basics that every baby pacifier importer or manufacturer in the US must know about CPSIA, ASTM standards, compliance risks, and more.

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CPSIA Durable Infant or Toddler Products Guide: A Complete Guide

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All children’s products manufactured or imported in the US are covered by the CPSIA. However, additional requirements apply to certain types of children’s furniture, baby walkers, play yards, and other products classified as durable infant and toddler products.

In this guide, we explain what these additional requirements are, and how this impacts importers and Amazon sellers in particular. Continue reading CPSIA Durable Infant or Toddler Products Guide: A Complete Guide