On December 31, 2011 the stay of enforcement for third-party testing and certification was lifted. The required testing per the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) includes total lead content limits in toys and children’s products, certain phthalates for children’s toys and child care articles, and the toy safety standard ASTM F963-08. Those that are small batch manufacturers do have some relief from the testing requirements. Per the CPSC, in order to be considered a small batch manufacturer two items must apply to your business:
If the small batch manufacturer exemption applies to your business then you must register at www.SaferProducts.gov.
Being a small batch manufacturer does not exempt your company from all safety testing. The following third part testing still applies to small batch manufacturers and a certificate is required:
Once your company has registered with the CPSC registry as a small batch manufacturer, the following third party testing does not apply:
Although small batch manufacturers are exempt from third part testing with regards to the above, they must still confirm that the product complies with the regulations and provide a certificate of conformity. Therefore, in some cases testing will still be required to validate/confirm this.
Please note that some particular states such as California have safety requirements which must be met; therefore, testing to fulfill state requirements may be necessary.
Feel free to contact our lab for additional information regarding testing to meet current and future regulatory requirements. Our laboratory is accredited by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA), certificate number 1888.01 and 1888.02. Additionally, we are a CPSC accredited lab, our laboratory identification number is 1030.