Recently there have been frequent cases of products removed from amazon(USA) due to the absence of CPC certificate. The removed products cover many categories, such as children’s toys, children’s jewelry, and children’s school supplies.
CTT has specially summarized relevant contents of CPC certificate, hoping to provide you with a convenient and considerate guide in time.
Part 1 About CPC
CPC (Children’s Product Certificate) originate from the mandatory regulation CPSIA (The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act). The regulation require a written certification should be issued, in which the manufacturer or importer certifies that its children’s product complies with all applicable children’s product safety rules based upon the passing test results performed by a CPSC-accredited third party lab.
▬What products should provide CPC?
Children’s product, refers to consumer productis designed or intended primarily for children 12 years of age or younger.
▬Who must issue CPC?
The importer must issue the CPC for products manufactured overseas, and the U.S. manufacturer must issue the CPC for products manufactured domestically.
▬Who should be responsible for CPC?
The US importer or US domestic manufacturer is always legally responsible for issuing a CPC, even if a third party testing laboratory or another third party provides assistance in drafting the CPC.
▬What elements required in a CPC?
■ Identification of the product covered by this certificate:
Describe the product(s) covered by this certification in enough detail to match the certificate to each product it covers and no others.
■ Citation to each CPSC children’s product safety rule to which this product is being certified:
The certificate must identify separately each children’s product safety rule that is applicable to the children’s product.
■ Identification of the importer or domestic manufacturer certifying compliance of the product:
Provide the name, full mailing address, and telephone number of the importer or U.S. domestic manufacturer certifying the product.
■ Contact information for the individual maintaining records of test results:
Provide the name, full mailing address, e-mail address, and telephone number of the person maintaining test records in support of the certification.
■ Date and place where this product was manufactured:
For the date(s) when the product was manufactured, provide at least the month and year. For the place of manufacture, provide at least the city (or administrative region), state (if applicable), and country where the product was manufactured or finally assembled. If the same manufacturer operates more than one location in the samecity, provide the street address of the factory.
■ Provide the date(s) and place when the product wastested for compliance with the consumer product safety rule(s) cited above:
Provide the location(s) of the testing and the date(s) of the test(s) or test report(s) on which certification is being based.
■ Identify any third party, CPSC-accredited laboratory on whose testing the certificate depends:
Provide the name, full mailing address, and telephone number of the laboratory. Registered small batch manufacturers who are not required to third party test their product to certain children’s product safety requirements must include the registration number provided by the CPSC in thissection of the CPC. (Products manufactured by registered small batch manufacturers must still comply with applicable children’s product safety rules.).
Part 2 How can I get a CPC?
|Process||CTT can help|
|1||Providing the product and testing information to the third party lab||•CTT is a third party lab accredited by CPSC.|
|2||Confirming applicable regulations/standards to the products||•CTT can help you to choose and confirm applicable regulations/standards to the products.|
|3||Product testing and the report issuing||•The results of test report should be compliance.|
|4||CPC issuing based on the compliance report||•Drafted by CTT: CTT help to draft a CPC based on your information required by CPC with fees.•Issued by Client: CTT provide free CPC model and free consultation for you.|
Part 3 Common problemsin the CPC Check
According to the statistics of the reasons for failure in the current check, the common problems are as follows:
1. The CPC certificate does not contain the information of the US importer.
2. The testing rules / laws / regulations / standards are incomplete, or some items are omitted.
3. The test report is not issued by the third party laboratory recognized by CPSC.
4. The report is not true.
Part 4 The Hardcore advantages of CTT:
CTT is a third party laboratory accredited by CPSC.
CTT is recognized and trusted by many international brands and traders.
CTT, possessing rich experience and resources in children’s product testing and CPC certification, can help your products to sell smoothly on amazon.