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What phthalates are currently banned?
Three phthalate compounds are permanently banned, which includes DEHP, DBP, and BBP. These three phthalates have been banned in concentrations of more than 0.1%, which applies to "children’s toys" and "child care articles."
Three other phthalate compounds are banned, pending further review by the Commission. These phthalates include DINP, DIDP, and DnOP in concentrations of more than 0.1%. This ban applies to "child care articles" and toys that can be placed in a child’s mouth to be sucked or chewed on.
California Proposition 65 has added an additional phthalate compound to their list of over 850 compounds, which is DNHP. This becomes a labeling issue if phthalate DNHP is present in your product, then you must place a warning label informing consumers.
What do I do if my item is found noncompliant with one of the current requirements?
Manufacturers, Importers, Distributors, and Retailers are required to report to the CPSC under Section 15(B) of the Consumer Product Safety Act within 24 hours of obtaining information which reasonably supports the conclusion that a product does not comply with a safety rule issued under CPSAI. Please click on the link below to access the web form to report noncompliant items:
Form to Report Potentially Unsfae Product
What is a CPC?
A CPC is a Children's Product Certificate, which shows that your products have been tested by an accredited third-party lab and are compliant with current CPSIA requirements. Most retailers require a CPC. For a sample CPC, please click on the link:
Sample Children's Product Certificate
How often should I retest my products for compliance with CPSC requirements?
The CPSC recommends, at a minimum, annual retesting and certification of products. The determination of frequency of testing is based on how many batches/lots you produce a year. For more information about establishing a reasonable testing program, follow the link below:
Establishing a Periodic Testing Schedule
What is the process for testing with ATS?
Upon your request for quote, our staff will put together a preliminary quote for you, which will include the sample sizes that need to be submitted for testing. Once you submit samples to our lab, we will provide a quotation as well as what the turnaround time will be for your project. Our typical turnaround time to complete testing is 5-7 business days. Upon completion of testing, we will send you a test report and provide you with guidance to complete the CPC.
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