CPSIA When Importing Children’s Products from China to the USA

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CPSIA compliance is mandatory when importing and selling all toys and children’s products in the United States. In this guide, you will learn what both US and foreign importers must know about ensuring CPSIA compliance when buying products from China and other countries in Asia.

  • What is CPSIA?
  • CPSIA Regulated Products
  • ASTM Standards
  • CPSIA Tracking labels
  • CPSIA Lab Testing
  • Children’s Product Certificate (CPC)
  • Consumer Registration Cards
  • Amazon and CPSIA compliance

What is CPSIA?

The CPSIA regulates various aspects of a product. However, all children’s products are subject to the following:

1. All children’s products must be compliant with all relevant safety regulations

2. All children’s products must be tested by a CPSC approved laboratory (there are certain exceptions)

3. All children’s products must have a tracking label attached to the product and/or the product packaging

But that’s not all. The importer shall also issue a Children’s Product Certificate, which is a document stating that the imported product is compliant with the relevant regulations. Click here for sample templates.

Before you can issue a Children’s Product Certificate, you need to have your product tested. The CPSIA regulates various aspects of children’s products, including substances, labeling, flammability, durability, and physical proportions. Continue reading CPSIA When Importing Children’s Products from China to the USA

CPSC Product Regulations For Amazon Sellers & Importers

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CPSC regulations when buying from China

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) regulates a wide range of consumer products, domestically manufactured or imported into the United States. Ensuring CPSC compliance is serious business: non-compliance may result in fines up to US$15.5 million.

In this article we explain how to determine whether a product is regulated, ensuring compliance with relevant regulations and how you can avoid having your goods confiscated by the customs at the Port of entry.

The Basics of CPSC Acts & Regulations

In the United States, consumer products are in general not regulated by “all-in-one” directives, but rather a number of (sometimes overlapping) Acts and Product Safety Standards. Cosmetics is one such product. If you’re importing cosmetics, you need to ensure compliance with 4 different Federal Standards: Continue reading CPSC Product Regulations For Amazon Sellers & Importers