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What is CPC certification and which products require CPC certification?Consequences of not doing CPC certificationHow to contact the formal testing agency for the standard format of CPC certificationThe reason for not passing the CPC certification audit
Recently, many sellers suffered from listing removal and were required to provide cpc certification reports.
That's because Amazon has stepped up its scrutiny of children's products.
This article takes you to a comprehensive understanding of CPC certification.
What is CPC Certification?
CPC certification, the full name of Children's Product Certification.
It is an accredited laboratory, according to different applicable standards, after completing the test, the report drafted by the testing agency or the seller.
Suitable for all products for children under 12 years old.
If the applicable age to be filled in the product description/commodity editor is under 12 years old, it will be subject to CPC review sooner or later.
Which products require CPC certification?
In principle, all products for children under 12 years old are required.
If the product is applicable to a wide range of ages and you do not want to do CPC, you can also change the applicable age of editing to 12 years old or older.
But remember, the description can no longer use the description of baby, or under 12 years old.
Common ones are toys, maternal and child products.
Art Sets Toys Toys Pacifiers and Rattles Pacifiers and Rattles Backpacks and School Supplies Backpacks and School SuppliesSleepwear PajamasOuterwear OuterwearInfant articles Baby ProductsImitation Jewelry JewelryCribsCribsOther Durable FurnitureSafety GatesBedside SleepersBedside Cribs Play Yards Play Mats, Play Beds, PlaypenFull-Size CribsNursing Pillow, baby pillowNursing Pillow, baby pillow Beds Strollers and Carriages StrollersInfant Bouncer SeatsChildren's Folding Chairs and StoolsInfant Bath TubsBaby TubsSling CarriersSoft Infant and Toddler CarriersFrame Child CarriersFrame Child Carriers CarriersHand-Held Infant CarriersHand-Held Infant CarriersInfant ToysBaby ToysLearning ToysEarly Education ToysToy Building BlocksToy Building BlocksRadio-controlled toysRadio-Controlled ToysBaby Activity Gear productsBaby Activity GearBaby Activity GearBaby DiaperingBaby DiapersKids&Baby Furniture Kids & Baby FurnitureBaby Feeding Baby Feeding ProductsBaby Strollers&Carriers Strollers & StrollersRinging toysBaby slings Baby CarriersBaby playpen Playpen Cradles CradlesHelmet HelmetsSafety Seats
Consequences of not doing CPC certification
*The Consumer Product Safety Council (CPSC), which has been upgraded to a participating government agency, will assist and enhance U.S. Customs cargo inspections.
If it is spot-checked by the U.S. Customs, the customs will be detained and will not be released until the CPC certification is submitted.
If the listing is forcibly removed by Amazon, the CPC needs to be submitted and the listing will be restored after passing the review.
Standard Format for CPC Certification
CPC certification does not have an actual certificate, but a report drafted by the testing agency or the seller.
Although not limited to the format, several pieces of information must be included, mainly:
Product Information Applicant Information U.S. Importer Information Date of Manufacture and Manufacturer Address Test Standards (U.S. Regulations, Regulations, and Standards) Laboratory Information Test Date and Address
View more official website templates
How to contact a regular testing agency
Amazon and Customs only accept reports from accredited laboratories.
The CPSC official website published the list of accredited laboratories.
To judge whether the service provider is a formal accredited laboratory, you can directly search for the name of the laboratory.
Alternatively, first filter the list of all laboratories located in China.
In the later CPC report, the laboratory address and name must correspond to the query results on the official website.
Reports can be downloaded
The detailed address is the address to be filled in on the CPC report
Why did the CPC certification audit fail?
The CPC certification submission and review failed, generally because the information is incomplete or not correct. Common reasons:
SKU or ASIN information does not match certification standards and product does not match Missing US importer information Lab information does not match or does not approve product edit page, CPSIA warning field is not filled (if product contains parts) product is missing safety information, or compliant Logo (traceable source code)
Certification Criteria Must Test Items
CPSIA total lead + phthalate;
ASTMF963 Toy Standard;
Small parts (for toys already covered by ASTMF963);
CPSIA total lead + phthalate
Apparel and Textile Combustion Properties
See the end of the article for common product certification standards
The corresponding US regulations, click to enter the CPSC official website to view.
You can fill in your company address before. But now many will be rejected.
There are two ways to deal with it now:
Fill in the overseas warehouse contact information and fill in the US local company address (not very recommended)
If there is no US company address, you can fill in an actual US company information.
Here we can use the US version of Sky Eye to check:
It should be noted that if it is detained, the importer may be notified directly.
So the contact phone number must be real.
You can apply for a Google Voice.
Product Safety Information and Registration Cards
This refers to a warning message on the product or packaging.
*There is also a warning message, which is filled in the CPSIA field in the editor.
Compliance mark (traceable source code)
This generally refers to contact information. It needs to be reflected on the product or packaging.
One includes: manufacturer's name, address, contact information.
Common products and standards that require CPC certification
Bedside Cribs ASTM F2906-13 and CPSIA Total Lead + Phthalates
Toddler beds ASTM F1821 – 16; and CPSIA (lead, phthalates
Full Size Crib ASTM F1169 – 19 and CPSIA Total Lead + Phthalates
Non-Full Size Cribs ASTM F406 – 19 and CPSIA Total Lead + Phthalates
Cradles and Cradles ASTM F2194 – 16e1 and CPSIA Total Lead + Phthalates
Security Gates and Fences ASTM F1004 – 19 and CPSIA Total Lead + Phthalates
High Chair ASTM F404 -18a and CPSIA Total Lead + Phthalates
Baby Bouncers ASTM F2167 – 19 and CPSIA Total Lead + Phthalates
Fixed Active Seats ASTM F2012 – 18 and CPSIA Total Lead + Phthalates
Infant Basket ASTM F2088 – 13 and CPSIA Total Lead + Phthalates
Bicycle helmets for children 16 CFR § 1203 or ASTM F1898 or ASTM F1447 or Snell B-90A or B-95; and CPSIA total lead + phthalates
Ski and snowboard helmets for children ASTM F2040 or Snell RS-98 or S-98; and CPSIA total lead + phthalates
Bicycle helmets 16 CFR § 1203 or ASTM F1447 or Snell B-90A or B-95
Ski and Snowboard Helmets ASTM F2040 or CSA Z263.1 or Snell RS-98 or S-98
Infant Feeding Products CPSIA Total Lead + Orthophthalic Baby Bath Seat ASTM F1967 – 19; and CPSIA Total Lead + Orthophthalic
Baby Bathtub ASTM F2670 – 18; and CPSIA Total Lead + Phthalates
Strollers and Strollers ASTM F833 – 15; and CPSIA Total Lead + Phthalates
Baby Diaper Changing ASTM F2388 – 18; and CPSIA Total Lead + Phthalates
Mountaineering locks/ASSE Z359.12-2009, ASTM F1774 or UIAA 121
Infant Carrier ASTM F2050 and 49 CFR 571.213
Booster chairs (without backrest and harness) 49 CFR 571.213
Forward-facing child occupant restraint systems 49 CFR 571.213
Rear-facing child occupant restraint systems 49 CFR 571.213
Travel Systems (Collapsible Child Occupant Restraint Systems, Including Systems with Strollers) ASTM F833-15, ASTM F2050, 49 CFR 571.213
Children's Jewelry ASTM F2923-14, CSPA Phthalates and Cadmium, and Small Parts Warning*
Children's Backpack CPSIA Lead, CSPA Phthalates and Cadmium, 16 CFR 1500.50 and Small Parts Warning*
Children's Book Cover CPSIA Lead, CSPA Phthalates and Cadmium and Small Parts Warning*
Children's Lunch Bag/Box CPSIA Lead, CSPA Phthalates and Cadmium, 16 CFR 1500.50 and Small Parts Warning*
Children's Pencil Case/Bag CPSIA Lead, CSPA Phthalates and Cadmium, 16 CFR 1500.50 and Small Parts Warning*
Children's Drawstring Clothing ASTM F1816-18 and CPSIA
Fidget Spinner ASTM F963-17, CPSIA and Small Parts Warning*
Fire and Smoke Masks OSHA 29 CFR 1910.134 Standard and/or ASTM E2952-14
Children's Invisible Ink Pen ASTM F963-17 (Toys), CPSIA Total Lead + Ophthalmic and Small Parts Warning*
Magnetic Clay ASTM F963-16 or 17, CPSIA Phthalates
Magnetic Building Blocks ASTM F963-17 (Toys), CPSIA Total Lead + Ophthalmic and Small Parts Warning*
Children's Squishy Toys ASTM F963-17 (Toys), CPSIA Total Lead + Phthalates and Small Parts Warning*
Bedside Cribs 16 CFR § 1222ASTM F2906-1316 CFR § 130316 CFR § 130715 USC § 1278(a)
Children's Sleepwear 9 months to 6 years 16 CFR § 1615 or ASTM D6545 – 18; 16 CFR § 1610, § 1611, as applicable; and CPSIA Total Lead + Phthalates
Children's Sleepwear Ages 7-14 16 CFR § 1615 or ASTM D6545 – 18; 16 CFR § 1610, § 1611 as applicable; and CPSIA Total Lead + Phthalates
Trampoline ASTM F381-16
Booster Chair ASTM F2640-18 and CPSIA Total Lead + Phthalene
Folding Chairs and Stools ASTM F2613-19 and CPSIA Total Lead + Phthalates
Child Carrier ASTM F2549-14a and CPSIA Total Lead + Phthalene
Playpen ASTM F406 – 19 and CPSIA Total Lead + Phthalene
Portable Bedside Grab ASTM F2085-19 and CPSIA (Lead, Phthalates)
Portable Children's Dining Out Chair ASTM F1235-18 and CPSIA Total Lead + Phthalates
Baby Carrier ASTM F2907-19 and CPSIA Total Lead + Phthalene
Soft Baby Carrier ASTM F22360-16a and CPSIA Total Lead + Phthalene
Teeth Grinder ASTM F963-17 and CPSIA Total Lead + Phthalene