Third party test requirements for domestic manufacturers, importers and private labelers of children's products will go into effect on February 8, 2013.
Approved on October 20, 2011, Testing and Labeling Pertaining to Product Certification provides a framework regarding third party testing rules to ensure companies are in compliance with the standards outlined in the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA).
The rule mandates that manufacturers must submit representative samples of a children's product to a third party conformity assessment body for testing to support certification, both periodically and if there is a material change to a product.
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