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CPSIA stands for "Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act", an American regulation that aims to improve safety of consumers with main focus on children's products. CPSC stands for U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Who is affected by CPSIA ?

Any party manufacturing or exporting toys to the USA must show a general certificate of conformity, based on testing.  ASTM F963 testing, the US equivalent to EN71, has always been necessary.

CPSIA currently focuses on the total amount of lead in paints. This must be tested and certified by a CPSC accredited Lab (e. g. Eurofins, see accreditation details for Europe and for China - both serve the US market, too).

Regulated products

  Third-Party Testing required since
Lead in Paint December 21, 2008
Cribs and Pacifiers January 2009
Small Parts February 2009
Metal Jewellery March 2009
Baby Bouncers, Walkers and Jumpers June 2009
300 ppm Lead Content August 2009
CPSC Children's Product Safety Rules September 2009


Sources of original information

Toys safety in Europe

Please follow these links for toys safety in Europe:

Further information:

For further information and for requests for testing please contact our national organisations or our specialists.