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CPSC Passes Rule Defining Representative Sample Testing

January 8, 2013

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) voted 2 - 1 to pass the proposed rule on representative samples amending 16 CFR 1107.21 -.26 on testing and labeling for product certification, effective February 8, 2013.

The CPSC issued a final rule to amend its regulations on testing and labeling pertaining to product certification. Pursuant to section 14(i)(2)(B)(ii) of the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA), the final rule requires the testing of representative samples to ensure continued compliance of children's products with all applicable children's product safety rules. The final rule also establishes a recordkeeping requirement associated with the testing of representative samples.