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The US Consumer Product Safety Improvement (CPSIA) Act 2008 sets safety requirements for manufacturers, importers, private labelers and distributors of consumer goods.

Certain consumer products on sale in the US must be accompanied by a General Conformity Certificate certifying that tests have shown the products meet applicable safety rules. For children’s products, the most stringent requirements apply, including:

  • Mandatory third-party testing and certification from an accredited laboratory
  • Restrictions on lead use in substrate materials 
  • Lower levels of lead in paint and surface coatings
  • Lower limits or bans for certain phthalates
  • A mandatory toy safety standard (ASTM F963)

While top-level regulations can be complex, our CPSIA services guide you, ensuring your business meets necessary standards. Responsibility for creating General Conformity Certificates lies with importers and manufacturers. Non-compliance can result in hefty fines, making our services crucial. Furthermore, we carry out precise and hassle-free children's product testing to expedite your market entry.

Because CPSIA regulations are so wide reaching, we can create a tailored program for every client, based on your needs and the safety rules you need to adhere to.

SGS’s services are two-fold:

  • Consultancy programs to understand CPSIA requirements, supported by CPSIA testing services if products need to be tested
  • Training packages to ensure all staff, contractors and suppliers in the supply chain are aware of best practice in CPSIA compliance

With an international reputation for excellence in helping clients meet regulatory standards, SGS should be your first choice if you want to sell your products on the US markets.

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