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CPSC Amends Children's Product Testing Rules

December 12, 2012

The CPSC just issued the final rule on testing and certification for children's products. The final rule, effective February 8, 2013, requires manufacturers, importers and private labelers to test representative samples of all children’s products to ensure compliance with the applicable safety rule(s). The CPSC voted 2-1 to approve the proposed rule without changes.

Commissioner Nord had proposed an amendment to the proposed rule to reduce the costs of recordkeeping, but Chairman Tenenbaum and Commissioner Adler voted against it. The rule lacks the detail that some commenters sought, covering briefly representative testing and recordkeeping.

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