US TOY SAFETY

On August 14, 2008, the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) was signed into Public Law 110-314 of the United States after massive toys recalls in 2007-2008. New safety requirements have been imposed on toys & children’s products since then. The act also provided the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) with bigger power and budget from USD 80 million to USD 136 million in 2014. At the same time, the fines and imprisonment for violation of the CPSIA or any other CPSC enforced regulations are highly increased.

Effective January 1, 2012, nearly every children's product safety rule requires third party testing. Relevant testing has to be performed by a CPSC accredited laboratory that the CPSC has accepted to perform the specific tests for each children's product safety rule.

  • CPSIA 
    • Total lead content
    • Phthalates(DEHP, DBP, BBP, DINP, DIDP, DnOP, DnHP, etc.)
  • ASTM F963
    • Sharp points, sharp edges and small parts
    • Flammability
    • Lead in paint coating (16 CFR 1303)
  • Total Cadmium HR4428
  • Anti-microbial Tests USP51/61/62
  • Labeling of hazardous art material LHAMA (ASTM D4236)
  • California Proposition 65

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