Entries by BillJ

The Retail Connection – Children’s Product Certificate

By Bill Jacoby CPSIA became fully effective on January 1st, 2012. As of this date, all Children’s product Manufacturers and Distributors are required to issue a Children’s Product Certificate (CPC), based on third-party testing from a CPSC-recognized laboratory, to Retailers and Distributors, and upon request to the CPSC for children’s products imported or distributed in commerce […]

Are you a Small Batch Manufacturer? If So you need to register today with CPSC!

Jan 2, 2012, by Bill Jacoby   FYI – Important if you are a Manufacturer of Children’s Products. The CPSC has defined a “children’s product” to mean a consumer product designed or intended primarily for children 12 years of age or younger. In determining whether a consumer product is primarily intended for a child 12 […]

CPSC Launches Registry for Small Batch Manufacturers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Dec 23, 2011, CPSC is launching an easy-to-use registry for small batch manufacturers, which can be found at www.SaferProducts.gov. Congress directed CPSC to establish this registry for small batch manufacturers in Public Law 112-28, which was signed into law by President Obama on August 12, 2011. Small batch manufacturers, defined as those who […]

CPSIA,You & January 1, 2012….Are You Ready?

                          CPSIA Stay of Enforcement Expires 12/31/11                                 Are you a Manufacturer, Distributor or Retailer Selling Children’s Products               TOP 10 Things You […]

CPSIA Testing Exemptions

In August 2011 an amendment to the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) was signed into law and provides an exemption to certain types of tests for children’s products.  To qualify for these exemptions you must first be classified as a “small batch manufacturer”.  The amendment identifies a small batch manufacturer as (both criteria must […]

CPSC Reinforces Children’s Sleepwear and Loungewear Enforcement Policy to Apparel Industry

CPSC Reinforces Children’s Sleepwear and Loungewear Enforcement Policy to Apparel Industry Agency standards designed to prevent burn injuries to children WASHINGTON, Dec. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — In an effort to remind the industry of their obligations associated with children’s sleepwear and loungewear, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC’s) Director of Compliance and Field Operations sent a letter(pdf) […]

CPSIA – Managing Your Product Testing Risk in 2012

December 22, 2011 by Bill Jacoby Section 14(a)(2) of the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA) requires certification testing for children’s products before they may be imported for consumption, warehousing or distribution into commerce.  Because testing is done prior to the product entering into the marketplace the risk to the manufacturer of a having a nonconforming […]

Three Possible Reasons for 3rd Party Testing

December 19,2011 by Bill Jacoby Three different situations that would call for third-party testing under final ruling 16 CFR 1107. There are three basics instances that would require manufacturers/importers of children’s products to conduct independent third-party testing of their product. “Initial” Third-Party Tests:  Under the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) there is […]

ASTM Toy Safety Standard F963-11 Is Issued

Updates Address Heavy Metals, Compositing, Bath Toy Projections and More PR Newswire WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., Dec. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — As part of its continuing efforts to proactively address potential toy safety issues, ASTM International Committee F15 on Consumer Products has approved revisions to ASTM F963, Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety. Changes made to the standard include revisions […]