openPR Logo
Press release

Changes to USA Toy Safety Enforcement Schedule for CPSIA Legislation

SGS supports toys manufacturers achieve compliance with global toy regulations.

SGS supports toys manufacturers achieve compliance with global toy regulations.

SGS assists toy manufacturers manage ongoing changes to the implementation timetable of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act 2008 (CPSIA) and oversight by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

Delays in the enforcement of specific provisions have complicated the CPSIA implementation timetable ever since becoming law. Various deadlines have been postponed while the CPSC handles industry concerns, resolves technical challenges and addresses practical considerations.

Summary of recent enforcement changes:

Lead Content in Substrates 100 ppm: August 14, 2011
The law has been amended and this category now applies only to goods manufactured on or after August 14, 2011.

Optional Component Testing: December 8, 2011
New CPSC guidelines took effect on December 8, 2011, which allow the testing and certification of components such as zippers, buttons and blocks to be done by the component manufacturers themselves. This is intended to help spread testing costs along the supply chain.

Lead Ceiling of 300 ppm for Bicycles: January 1, 2012
The stay of enforcement until December 31, 2011 on lead content in bicycle parts has now expired. Metal bicycle components must now have less than a total lead content of 300 ppm.

Mandatory Independent Phthalates Testing: January 1, 2012
Testing for phthalates DBP, BBP, DEHP, DIDP, DINP and DNOP in toys and childcare products must now be performed by a third party on any products manufactured or imported since December 31, 2011. However, testing is limited to any plasticised components that are accessible as a result of normal use or abuse. Inaccessible plasticised components and non-plastic parts are exempt.

Final Independent Testing Requirements: February 8, 2013
The CPSC have now determined final arrangements for mandatory third-party testing and certification of CPSIA requirements that were not already covered by decisions addressing small parts, pacifiers, lead content in surface coatings and metal jewelry for children. These rules come into force on February 8, 2013 and will be applicable for children’s products manufactured on or after that date.

Reasonable Testing Program: On Hold
In May 2010, the CPSC proposed rules for a self-certification program for products not intended for children, but enforcement is delayed.

Small Manufacturer Testing Simplification: Pending
An amendment to the law on August 14, 2011 included a provision authorizing the CPSC to approve simplified testing requirements, or testing exemptions, for manufacturers and importers with up to $1 million in annual gross revenue. No ruling on the availability or feasibility of alternative testing options is forthcoming at present.

About SGS CPSIA Services
SGS’s CPSIA services aim to guide customers, so that their business is clear about the standards it needs to meet and how to achieve them. Because CPSIA regulations are so wide reaching, SGS can create a tailored program for every client, based on their needs and the safety rules they need to adhere to. SGS’s services include consultancy programs and training packages for CPSIA compliance.

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 70,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,350 offices and laboratories around the world.

SGS Consumer Testing Services
Fred Mills-Winkler
Technical Director, Toys
SGS – North America
291 Fairfield Avenue,
Fairfield, NJ 07004, USA

t: +1 973 575 5252 ext. 22038

This release was published on openPR.

Permanent link to this press release:

Please set a link in the press area of your homepage to this press release on openPR. openPR disclaims liability for any content contained in this release.

You can edit or delete your press release Changes to USA Toy Safety Enforcement Schedule for CPSIA Legislation here

News-ID: 214546 • Views: 1771

More Releases from SGS Consumer Testing Services

End of Transition Period for Australian Electrical Standards
Compliance Mark for Electrical Products The single Regulatory Compliance Mark (RCM) was introduced including a three-year transition period. The RCM illustrates a product’s compliance with all applicable ACMA standards—telecommunications, radio communications, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and electromagnetic energy (EME). Suppliers must register on the online national database and start using the RCM. Phasing out C-Tick and A-Tick Products that have already been labeled with the C-Tick or A-Tick can continue to be supplied until labeled stock
First From SGS – Semiconductor Development Functional Safety Training
Rising to the challenges of the automotive industry, SGS has developed functional safety training courses specifically focused on semiconductor development in accordance with ISO 26262 and ISO/PAS 18451. Launching in April 2016, SGS will deliver new training courses at various locations, including California, USA and Munich, Germany. Achieve SC-AFSP Qualification Offering training and formal qualifications for semiconductor developers, this brand new two-stage training course is tailored specifically to the semiconductor industry’s development

More Releases for CPSIA

Boots Market : Comprehensive study explores Huge Growth in Future | Belle Intern …
Global Boots Market Insights by Application, Product Type, Competitive Landscape & Regional Forecast 2025 is latest research study released by HTF MI evaluating the market, highlighting opportunities, risk side analysis, and leveraged with strategic and tactical decision-making support. The study provides information on market trends and development, drivers, capacities, technologies, and on the changing capital structure of the Global Boots Market. Some of the key players Belle International (China) ,
U.S. CPSC Proposes Safety Standard for Infant Inclined Sleep Products
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a proposal for a new federal regulation: 16 CFR 1236 Safety Standard for Infant Inclined Sleep Products. If adopted, the proposed notice of rulemaking (NPR) will establish a standard and include Infant Inclined Sleep Products in the list of notice of requirements (NOR) released by the CPSC. The proposal clarifies that infant inclined sleep products fall within the category of “durable
ASTM F963-16 is Accepted as Mandatory Toy Safety Standard
On February 2, 2017, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a direct final rule in the Federal Register authorizing ASTM F963-16 as the consumer product safety standard for toys. ASTM F963-16, issued in October 2016 by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), contains several important changes from previous versions of the standard. These include changes relating to: • Magnets • Projectiles • Toy Chests • Batteries • Microbiological Safety • Heavy Elements, such as heavy metals in textiles
US CPSC Proposes Mandatory Phthalate Testing Exemption for Certain Plastics
On August 17, 2016, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPR) relating to the requirement for third party testing for phthalates in specific types of plastic. The CPSC has now given stakeholders a period of 75 days to comment on the proposals before a final rule is made. Under the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), manufacturers and importers of childcare articles and
Network of SGS CPSIA Accredited Laboratories is Best in Field
CPSIA legislation in the United States requires that both manufacturers and importers adhere to stringent standards when it comes to the safety and regulatory compliance of consumer products, especially those targeted for the children’s market. Testing and certification standards have never been higher, with lead and phthalate levels in particular, being subject to more rigorous regulation. On August 14, 2008, the President of the United States signed legislation that reformed
Consumer Product Safety Information Available via CPSC Online Database
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is going live this March with its new ‘Publicly Available Consumer Product Safety Information Database’, which can be found at The Final Interpretative Rule has been published for database maintenance, along with comments from the public and responses from the CPSC. Database Enables Public Comment on Safety of Consumer Products A requirement of the CPSIA, section 212, the Publicly Available Consumer Product Safety