#1 What is Toys CPC?
what is the “CPC” CPC, full name is Children’s Product Certificate? It means the issuance of a written Children’s Product Certificate in which the manufacturer, importer, or private labeler certifies that its children’s product complies with all applicable children’s product safety rules.
In the certificate, testing results of children’s products shall come from a CPSC (U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission) – accepted laboratory. Related supporting testing reports and certificates which drafted by manufacturer or importer instead of third party laboratory must be in English.
#2 Who has to issue the CPC certification?
The Toys manufacturer or importer is responsible for drafting and issuing the toy CPC. The manufacturer or importer may draft the toys CPC by itself, at no cost, based upon the passing test results of the third-party testing.
The importer must issue the CPC for products manufactured overseas, and the U.S. manufacturer must issue the CPC for products manufactured domestically.
#3 What info needs to be had in CPC?
Once the product has been tested, the importer must supply a Children’s Product Certificate, or toy CPC, which certifies that the product conforms to safety requirements. This certification must accompany children’s products entering the US. The CPC must:
- Identify the product covered.
- Identify each specific rule, by citing the specific regulation, that applies to the children’s product.
- Identify the importer certifying the product.
- Provide contact information for the individual maintaining records of test results.
- List the date and place the product was manufactured.
- List the date and place the product was tested.
- Identify the third party testing facility upon whose testing the certification depends.
A full explanation and examples of Children’s Product Certificates can be found here: https://www.cpsc.gov/business–manufacturing/testing-certification/childrens-product-certificate-cpc/.
In addition to the Children’s Product Certificate, the importer or manufacturer must have a tracking label attached to the product. The label must be permanently attached to the packaging, and – where possible – the product itself. Requirements for the tracking label include:
- Date and location of production
- Batch, run number, or other identifying characteristics
- An identifying mark determined by the manufacturer to help find the source of the product
More information about the requirements for labeling children’s products can be found here: https://www.cpsc.gov/Regulations-Laws–Standards/Rulemaking/Final-and-Proposed-Rules/Testing-and-Labeling-Pertaining-to-Product-Certification/
#4 What is CPSC? What is the relation to CPC?
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is an independent federal regulatory agency that was created in 1972 by Congress in the Consumer Product Safety Act.
Children’s Product Certificate (CPC) Manufacturers and importers of children’s products must certify, in a written Children’s Product Certificate (CPC) based on test results from a CPSC-accepted laboratory, that their children’s products comply with applicable children’s product safety rules.
#5 How much cost for a children’s product certification?
Some labs and consultants may offer a CPC that helps you create a professional fee, but their help is optional. CPSC’s small business inspectors can help you for free.
CPC Cost quite cheap, BUT, before you fill the CPC form, you have to get the Other test report. Like CPSIA Certification, ASTMF963 certifiation.. (you can ask your supplier if the factory have).
TonySourcing provide toys sourcing service for global buyer, they can help you to apply for the toys CPC as well. The lab cost is 384- 462USD / CPC item.
below is the process:
#1 contact Tony to send your toys sample (3pcs each mould) to Tonysourcing Lab( located in Yiwu city China)
#2 fill up the apply info form (Click here to download)
#3 sample arrive, 7-10days later will issue the ASTM F763 +CPC report
#6 Is the child product certificate required for each shipment of my product?
The law requires that every import (and domestic manufacturer) shipment must be accompanied by the required certificates. This requirement applies to both imported and domestically manufactured products. According to CPSC rules, if a certificate is identified by a unique identifier and can be accessed through a World Wide Web URL or other electronic means, the electronic certificate is a “shipment” shipment, provided that a URL or other electronic means and a unique identifier are created and the shipment is provided.
#7 Example of CPC
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