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CPSC Reviewing Information Collection on Third-Party Testing of Children’s Products

Monday, November 16, 2015
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The Consumer Product Safety Commission is accepting through Jan. 15, 2016, comments on the proposed renewal of an information collection for third-party testing of children’s products and the inclusion into this collection of the previously approved burden for marking and labeling of durable infant and toddler products.

Records required by the CPSC rules on testing and labeling pertaining to product certification and on representative samples for periodic testing of children’s products include a certificate and records documenting third-party testing and related sampling plans. These requirements largely overlap the recordkeeping requirements in the CPSC rule on conditions and requirements for relying on component part testing or certification. The component part rule also requires records that enable tracing a product or component back to the entity that had a product tested for compliance and requires attestations of due care to ensure test result integrity.

Separately, the CPSC has issued 14 rules for durable infant and toddler products, each of which contains requirements for marking, labeling and instructional literature.

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