CPSIA Testing

The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) is a United States Government law restricting levels of hazardous materials in products imported or made within the US, especially those for children

CPSIA Compliance

The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) imposed testing requirements and new acceptable levels for several substances common in most consumer products, especially those designed for children, ages 0-12.

Primarily, CPSIA regulations enforce:

  • Rigorous restrictions on phthalates (chemicals used to soften plastic) in children's toys.

  • Rigorous lead restrictions for children's products (90 ppm in paint and other surface coatings, 100 ppm in substrates).

  • Compulsory third-party testing by accredited laboratories specifically for lead (in paint and metallic jewelry), and generally on cribs, pacifiers, small parts, bicycles, bicycle helmets, rattles, bunk beds, etc. - with more to come.

All third-party chemical testing must be integrated into a reasonable testing plan. QIMA can help you to determine how many samples should be tested in order for the testing plan to be considered as reasonable.

Associations and consumers are campaigning more and more in favor of the elimination or restriction of chemicals used in all industries such as Cosmetics, Automotive, Fashion Jewelry, Furniture, Toys, etc.

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CPSIA Testing

Laboratory Testing with the QIMA online platform allows you to integrate your CPSIA testing during your product inspection. Ensure the sample is from your production, not a sample the factory wants you to test, and guarantee your production is CPSIA compliant.

You will receive a detailed report informing you if your product passed or failed the CPSIA compliance test.

Further Reading

Guide to CPSIA:

Common CPSIA Concerns:

  • The CPSIA's Widening Phthalate Prohibition

  • CPSIA Lab Testing for Lead in Children's Products

  • CPSIA Tracking Label Requirements

  • CPSIA Exemption List