Intertek Offers Solutions for Compliance with new Children’s Product Testing Requirements

February 05, 2013

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s Testing and Certification Rule Effective Feb. 8, 2013

Oak Brook, IL
– Children’s products manufactured after Feb. 8, 2013, will need to meet new testing and recordkeeping requirements to be sold in the U.S. when the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) Testing and Certification Rule goes into effect. These new requirements include:

  • Conducting periodic testing to provide a high degree of assurance that standards applicable to product continue to be met
  • Retesting and recertification if a product undergoes a material change
  • Developing training and policies to prevent undue influence over third-party labs

To help U.S. manufacturers and importers ensure their children’s products are in compliance with the Testing and Certification Rule and other Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) requirements, Intertek offers comprehensive testing solutions for toys, juvenile products, textiles and footwear through our network of CPSC-accredited third-party testing labs, as well as advisory solutions.

To learn more about how Intertek can help ensure your children’s products are in compliance with CPSC regulations, please visit or e-mail

About Intertek

Intertek ( is a leading provider of quality and safety solutions serving a wide range of industries around the world. From auditing and inspection, to testing, quality assurance and certification, Intertek people are dedicated to adding value to customers’ products and processes, supporting their success in the global marketplace. With a network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 33,000 people in more than 100 countries, Intertek helps its clients to meet end users’ expectations across increasingly diverse quality, health, environmental, safety and social accountability aspects in virtually any market around the world.


Amy Paille, Intertek Consumer Goods North America
Phone: +1 630 481 3163