US Amazon requires Toys CPC certification| what is CPC and how to Get it?
US Amazon require Toy CPC certification what is CPC and how to Get it

US Amazon requires Toys CPC certification| what is CPC and how to Get it?

Toys CPC certificationn

#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.

manufacturer or importer is responsible for drafting and issuing the CPC

#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/

CPC requirement

#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.

CPSC issue CPC

#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

There is no cost to create a CPC

#6 Is the child product certificate required for each shipment of my product?

Yes. 

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.

child product certificate required for each shipment

#7 Example of CPC

CPC example-1
Children's Product Certificate example

Any Question about Toys Children’s Product Certificate, Please leave comment below.

Tony Chen

Tony Chen, the founder of TonySourcing.com & TonyPromos.com He is Professional merchandiser in China since 2011, Now he have quote a lot of Professional knowledge for all kind of Toys and Promos item.

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Li

    Where can I find the Children’s Product Certificate of an existing toy? I am jus a reseller on Amazon an Amazon is asking me to provide this documentation of toys that I am already selling.

    1. Tony Chen

      every existing toys need to apply CPC every shipment, you can send us the sample to make CPC test report.

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