Attention Amazon sellers!Children's products exported to the United States provide CPC children's product certificates
Recently, many sellers have received emails from Amazon requesting them to provide ASIN compliance documents. For children's products sold in the U.S. market, e-commerce platforms such as the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, U.S. Customs, or Amazon will require responsible parties for children's products to provide CPC children's product certificates.
CPC Children's Product Certificate, CPSIA Clause 102 requires a children's product certificate, which is a written document for local manufacturers or importers in the United States to certify that their children's products comply with all regulations or rules implemented by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Most of those who received the emails were toy sellers. There were sellers who were recruited about a few months ago, until they appeared on a large scale in recent days. Toy products sold by these sellers include board games, collectible board games, plush toys, die-cast cars, matchboxes, and more. In response to this matter, Amazon also explained the reason in the email: this requirement helps to ensure that the product complies with local laws and is responsible for customer safety.
Children's Product Certificate (CPC), we can understand it as a self-declaration. This statement is based on the test results of a third-party laboratory and uses a written document to prove that its products meet the US federal children's product safety standards. The US government requires children's products and toys to be exported to provide compliance documents listed by CPSC. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), all products for children under the age of 12 in the United States must meet federal safety standards.
How to define the age limit for children's products?
When determining whether a consumer product is primarily intended for use by children under the age of 12, the following factors should be considered:
The manufacturer's statement (if such statement is reasonable) about the intended use of the product, including identification on the product.
Whether the product indicates that the product is suitable for children under the age of 12 in terms of packaging, display, promotion or advertisement. Whether the product is generally considered by consumers to be suitable for use by children up to 12 years of age.
Age Classification Guidelines issued by Commission staff in September 2002 and similar guidelines issued later.