Despite the impact of the epidemic this year, the sales momentum of many categories of Amazon overseas is still rapid, and the toy category is no exception. However, these seemingly "harmless" products often have security risks.
For example, not long ago, a wooden puzzle toy designed for 1-year-old children was investigated by Amazon as a failed safety test, on the grounds that it contained "small objects" that could cause suffocation. Countries have always paid high attention to the safety and health of children, and the safety inspection standards for toys are even more stringent. Therefore, sellers must not take it lightly when producing and designing toy products, and pay special attention to compliance requirements.
Product name: baby monitor
Hazard: The product's cord is attached under the child's mattress, if the baby pulls the cord into the crib, it may cause the cord to wrap around the baby's neck and cause suffocation!
Due to the different definitions of "children's toys" in different countries or regions, the standards for their products are also different. For example, in the United States, consumer products suitable for children under the age of 12 (including 12 years old) are called "Children's Products"; while in the European Union and Japan, products suitable for children under the age of 14 (including 14 years old) are subject to the corresponding directives and Standard restrictions.
Please keep the compliance requirements and applicable standards of American children's toys (children's products), so that you can understand the market and do not take detours!
What are the US children's product safety standards?
In the U.S., all toys intended for children 12 and younger must meet federal standards for children's product safety. These safety standards include:
1. ASTM F963, the consumer safety standard for toys, is for the surface coating and substrate requirements of toys; it also has requirements for various physical properties
2. Requirements for lead content in toy products 15 USC 1278a
3. Acts applicable to different children's products, such as 16 CFR Part 1203 for bicycle helmets or 16 CFR Part 1232 for children's folding chairs
At the same time, you can find the standards and laws about the toy products you sell through the official website of the Consumer Product Safety Association CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION (CPSC).Click this link to open
The Consumer Product Safety Association CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION (CPSC) is the US regulatory agency for children's products. The CPSC requires that all children's products sold in the United States must be tested according to the appropriate standards in a CPSC-approved third-party laboratory, and a "Children's Product Certificate" should be attached to prove the compliance of the product.
Children's Product Certificate (CPC) , we can understand it as a self-declaration. This statement is based on test results from a third-party laboratory, a written document that certifies that its products meet children's product safety standards.
Of particular note is that based on the US Federal Act 16 CFR part 1110:
1. The Children's Product Certificate CPC should not be issued by a third-party laboratory that provides you with testing services
2. CPCs can only be issued by factories or importers in the United States, and CPCs issued by non-domestic factories or sellers are not accepted
If your children's product is manufactured in a non-US factory, you must find a US importer to issue the CPC for you. In order to help you publish a qualified CPC, here is a summary of the elements that must be included in the 7 CPCs :
1. Identification of the product covered by this certificate Detailed product description, etc.
2. Citation to each CPSC children's product safety rule to which this product is being certified Applicable Safety Standards and Acts
3. Identification of the importer or domestic manufacturer certifying compliance of the product
4. Contact information for the individual maintaining records of test results
5. Date and place where this product was manufactured
6. Provide the date(s) and place when the product was tested for compliance with the consumer product safety rule(s) cited above
7. Identify any third party, CPSC-accepted laboratory on whose testing the certificate depends on the specific information of the laboratory
Which laboratories are CPSC-approved third-party laboratories?
In fact, most of the formal laboratories in the market are within the scope of CPSC accreditation. You can also pass the Search for the relevant laboratory.
1. Complies with federal children's product safety standards
2. Tested according to the corresponding standards in a CPSC accredited third-party laboratory to prove the compliance of the product
3. Children's product certificate CPC can only be issued by factories or importers in the United States, and CPC issued by non-local factories or sellers is not accepted