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

Baby Carrier Standards and Regulations in the United States: An Overview

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Baby carriers manufactured and imported in the United States are covered by mandatory safety standards, substance restrictions, labeling, certification, and lab testing requirements. In this guide, we cover CPSIA, ASTM standards, and other compliance requirements applicable to several types of baby carriers – including soft infant carriers, frame child carriers, and sling carriers.

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Baby Feeding Bottle Standards and Regulations in the United States

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Planning to import or manufacture baby feeding bottles in the United States? In this guide, we explain what you must know about safety standards, substance restrictions, labeling requirements, lab testing, and certification.

We also explain why baby bottle importers must be particularly careful when buying from overseas manufacturers.

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CPSC Small Batch Manufacturers: An Essential Guide

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Importers registered as Small Batch Manufacturers are exempt from some lab tests when importing children’s products – which could potentially save you a few hundred dollars when launching a new product. That said, Small Batch Manufacturer status doesn’t exempt importers from the actual safety standards.

In this guide, you will learn about the registration process, eligibility criteria, mandatory standards, and exempt standards.

Further, I also explain why I still think third-party lab testing is necessary – regardless of whether it’s mandatory or not. Continue reading CPSC Small Batch Manufacturers: An Essential Guide