CPSC Testing and Certification and Component Parts Testing Rules

U.S. domestic manufacturers and importers of “children’s products” are required to certify that their products meet all mandatory U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) safety standards.

For children's products manufactured on and after February 8, 2013, according to the new Testing and Labeling Pertaining to Product Certification Rule (a.k.a Reasonable Testing Program Rule) adopted by the CPSC in November 2011, a comprehensive technical file will be required to demonstrate continued product compliance throughout the production. Failure to certify covered products and develop the required documentation for the technical file will be considered a “prohibited act,” subjecting companies to possible civil fines. Information required in the technical file is extensive and among other documents includes a “Periodic/Production Testing Plan” that imparts a “high degree of assurance” of continued compliance to all applicable standards as well as formal policies and training to prevent the exercise of “undue influence” over the Third party test laboratories accepted by the CPSC. In addition, the new Component Part Testing Rule, which became effective on December 8, 2011, allows companies to issue compliance certificates based in whole or in part on the third-party test reports or certificates provided by component part/materials suppliers, but only under specified conditions and with required documentation.

iComply™, an automated artificial intelligence application, is a one-stop-shop solution that enables you to demonstrate due diligence and guides you through the compliance process by:

  • Facilitating collaborative supply chain assembly of technical files across multiple products and manufacturers
  • Creating a Production Testing Plan based on attributes unique to your product that serve as the basis for defending the adequacy of the production testing frequency and compliance with the Testing & Labeling Pertaining to Product Certification and Component Parts Testing Rules
  • Generating a Certificate of Compliance (CoC)
  • Managing compliance without increasing quality assurance staff or overhead costs
  • Tracking material change and remedial actions across the supply chain

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In addition to iComply™, Intertek also offers a full suite of services for CPSIA Testing through our extensive global network of CPSC-accredited laboratories.

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