On August 14, 2008, the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) was signed into Public Law 110-314 of the United States. This was due to massive amounts of toy recalls between 2007-2008 and as a result, new safety requirements and regulations were imposed on toys & children’s products. With the CPSIA , the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) was provided  more power and increased budgets from $80 million USD to $136 million USD in 2014. In addition, fines and imprisonment for any violations of CPSIA or CPSC enforced regulations were increased and more heavily enforced.

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