Over the past few years, chemicals used to produce Children's Products have come under intense scrutiny by both state and federal regulatory agencies, state legislatures and US Congress. The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) sets the standard for future state and federal actions taken. SGIA works on behalf of the industry to develop programs to help its members understand and implement program changes as required by these new statutes.
To help facilitate certification of children’s products, to the lead and phthalate content standards, the CPSC allows the use of component part testing. While this is an option, use of component testing, by either the final product manufacturer or the supplier of the component part, remains voluntary.
The CPSIA requires that all children's products include a tracking label. While there are exemptions provided for testing of materials, there are no exemptions for this provision. All children's products must contain a tracking label. The following FAQs provide you with information necessary to develop your tracking label program.
What is the purpose of the tracking label?
A manufacturer would be considered a small batch manufacturer if both the following income and product limits are met. All qualifying businesses must annually register with the CPSC.
Manufacturers of children’s products, and general consumer products that are subject to a CPSC safety standard, must develop and provide a certificate of conformity with each batch of product. Certification means the issuance of a written Children's Product Certificate (CPC) in which the manufacturer or importer certifies that its children's product complies with all applicable children's produ
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