Category: CPSC

CPSC Issues Proposed Rule Defining “Children’s Product”

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a proposed interpretive rule that would interpret the term “children’s product” as it is used in the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA). The proposed rule would further clarify what must be considered when evaluating whether...

CPSC Prepares to Issue Final Rule on Civil Penalties

The Consumer Products Safety Commission (“Commission”) has drafted its final rule interpreting factors to be considered when seeking civil penalties under the Consumer Product Safety Act (“CPSA”), the Federal Hazardous Substances Act (“FHSA”), and the Flammable Fabrics Act (“FFA”). Background. Section 217 of the Consumer...

CPSC Extends the Stay of Enforcement on Testing and Certification

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) voted unanimously this month to extend a stay of enforcement on testing and certification for many regulated children’s products. However, even though enforcement has been stayed, products must still comply with applicable CPSC standards, rules, bans and regulations. 1....

Question of the Week #5

NEW TO OUR BLOG – A FEATURE WE CALL OUR QUESTION OF THE WEEK We will be putting up a consumer product safety question each week or so. The answers will be forthcoming the following week along with a new question. Check back frequently and...

Question of the Week #3

NEW TO OUR BLOG – A FEATURE WE CALL OUR QUESTION OF THE WEEK We will be putting up a consumer product safety question each week. The answers will be forthcoming the following week along with a new question. Check back frequently and let us...

List of Accredited Testing Laboratories

During our Webinar presentation today, a participant asked whether the CPSC has posted a list of accredited testing laboratories. Here you go: List of Accredited Testing Laboratories Note the only labs listed are those accredited to conduct third party testing for the regulations which are...