U.S. Consumer Product Regulation Review

Consumer product requirements

    The consumer products are regulating by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). CPSC operates on the basis of public laws and acts.

   The U.S. Federal law includes safety standards for products such as toys, bedside sleepers, bicycle helmets, etc. These standards include construction requirements, labeling and instruction requirements, test procedures and schedules. Therefore, before exporting to the United States, not only the consumer properties of the product, such as price, functionality, quality, ergonomics, but its technical compliance with US laws should be evaluated. In other words, you should think about technical and regulatory restrictions as much as you think about the uniqueness of your product, demand, price offer, and method of promotion.

   Below I consider only particular examples of requirements. Be attention! Each product has individual properties and must comply with all the requirements of the relevant laws!

 Labeling

     The U.S. Federal law obliges to apply special markings on the packaging for goods such as diethylene glycol, charcoal, fireworks devices, art materials, and others. For example, because inhalation of the carbon monoxide produced by burning charcoal indoors or in confined areas can cause serious injury or death, containers of such products packaged on or after November 3, 1997, shall bear the following borderlined label:

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     If children’s playsets contain small parts, then you must warn about this on the product label:

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    If your products are art materials for children’s creativity, then you must comply with the requirements of the ASTM D 4236 standard. In particular, the standard provides warnings depending on the composition of the product and its effect on the human body:

Chronic Hazard Statements:
— MAY CAUSE STERILITY.
— CONTACT MAY CAUSE PERMANENT EYE DAMAGE.
— MAY BE HARMFUL BY BREATHING VAPORS/DUSTS.
— MAY BE HARMFUL IF SWALLOWED.
— MAY BE HARMFUL BY SKIN CONTACT.
and others.

Confirmation of compliance

     For example, the U.S. Federal law requires that every children’s product be tested by a third party, accepted laboratory. If we talk about toys, then you need to test the product according to the ASTM F963-17 standard. Based on passing test results, the manufacturer or importer must certify the consumer product as compliant with the written or electronic General Conformity Certificate. Certificates are required to accompany the applicable product or shipment of products covered by the certificate, and a copy must be provided to retailers, distributors and, upon request, to the government.

How will my services help you?

I can answer the following questions:
— What are the requirements (for design, materials, safety) for my product in the USA?
— What should I do to confirm the compliance of my product in the USA?
— what should I put on the product label?
— What tests should I conduct for a product?

Service cost:

    1. Consumer product label review:250 US Dollars per 1 label. Service includes:
    — overview of all sections of the label;
    — content correction recommendations and my comments;
    — general requirements of the U.S. Federal law.
   2. The U.S. technical regulation review: 650 US Dollars per 1 product type. Service includes:
— all requirements of the relevant laws and standards including construction requirements, labeling and instruction requirements, test procedures and schedules.

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