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CPSIA Testing

Ensure children's toys comply with the US Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008

What is CPSIA testing?

CPSIA testing ensures children’s toys comply with the US Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) of 2008. The act specifically targets children’s products, which the Act defines as any product designed or intended primarily for use by children aged 12 or younger. Manufacturers must prove that products sold in the US comply with the law, and so CPSIA testing is and essential step in going to market.

Why is CPSIA testing important?

US manufacturers and importers are required to test children’s products to ensure they do not contain hazardous substances, including lead and phthalates, and that they also comply with toy safety requirements. CPSIA testing will:

  • Give you access to the US children's toy market
  • Avoid the risk of reputational damage should a product be found to contain harmful substances
  • Minimize the risk of fines which can reach $100,000 per individual violation (up to a maximum of $15 million), as well as the possibility of asset forfeiture and imprisonment of up to five years
  • Provide a Certificate of Conformity which proves the product is safe

TÜV SÜD America makes CPSIA compliance easy

TÜV SÜD America is a trusted partner to companies ranging from global manufacturers to retailers, and has tested countless children's products aimed at the US market. Our team of specialists works with you through the entire product development cycle to add value and help you to deliver safe and reliable products.

TÜV SÜD America's technical professionals are actively involved in international advisory boards and standards development activities, ensuring up-to-date knowledge of current and changing requirements. The TÜV SÜD certification mark is globally recognized as a symbol of product safety.

TÜV SÜD America's testing services for toys and children's products include:

  • Testing - TÜV SÜD testing laboratories have been accredited by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) for testing to CPSIA requirements
  • Documentation - We can review the content of your documentation and advise of any changes necessary to ensure compliance
  • Regulations - TÜV SÜD technical experts keep up-to-date on applicable regulations, and participate in a number of key industry groups and trade organisations.
  • Other requirements - We can offer support in complying CPSIA-required testing in conjunction with other international regulations and standards.

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