July 16, 2013
The mandate for the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to establish a reasonable testing program is part of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA). Section 102 of this Act, Mandatory Third-Party Testing for Certain Children's Products, requires that the manufacturer issue a certificate which, "shall certify, based on a test of each product or upon a reasonable testing program, that such product complies with all rules, bans, standards, or regulations applicable to the product under this Act or any other Act enforced by the Commission." CPSC has codified these requirements as they pertain to children's products in 16 CFR 1107, Testing and Labeling Pertaining to Product Certification.
UL consumer products group's accredited laboratories can assist with the required third-party testing and certification requirements of the CPSIA, while our team of experts can audit a manufacturer's quality assurance program to help satisfy CPSIA Reasonable Testing Program obligations.
- Safety assessments and testing to each CPSC product safety regulation to which the product is being certified
- Documentation review to assess compliance with "Reasonable Testing Program" requirements
- Gap analysis and identification of areas for improvement to help ensure a robust QA program