U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission (CPSC)
Laboratory Application Process for the CPSC
Third Party Testing

John Golde...
U.S. Consumer Product
Safety Commission
To be considered for CPSC acceptance as a third party
testing laboratory:

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U.S. Consumer Product
Safety Commission
To be considered for CPSC acceptance as a third party
testing laboratory:
• The la...
U.S. Consumer Product
Safety Commission
To be considered for CPSC acceptance as a third party
testing laboratory:
• The la...
U.S. Consumer Product
Safety Commission
To be considered for CPSC acceptance as a third party
testing laboratory:
• Labora...
U.S. Consumer Product
Safety Commission
There are additional requirements specified
under the law if:

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U.S. Consumer Product
Safety Commission
There are additional requirements specified
under the law if:
• The laboratory has...
U.S. Consumer Product
Safety Commission
There are additional requirements specified
under the law if:
• The laboratory has...
U.S. Consumer Product
Safety Commission

Laboratories that apply must
agree to comply with the CPSC
requirements published...
Web Resources
• Main Information Page for Lab Acceptance
http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Business--Manufacturering/Testing
Certific...
U.S. Consumer Product
Safety Commission

Thank You!
John Golden
Regional Product Safety Attaché (Asia-Pacific)
U.S. Embass...
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A description of how to apply to be a CPSC-accepted laboratory to test children's products for import and sale into the United States.

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Laboratory Application Process (English)

  1. 1. U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Laboratory Application Process for the CPSC Third Party Testing John Golden Regional Product Safety Attaché (Asia-Pacific) U.S. Embassy, Beijing This presentation was not reviewed or approved by the Commission. It may not reflect its views. 1
  2. 2. U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission To be considered for CPSC acceptance as a third party testing laboratory: 2
  3. 3. U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission To be considered for CPSC acceptance as a third party testing laboratory: • The laboratory must be ISO 17025 accredited by an accreditation body that is a signatory to the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation Mutual Recognition Arrangement (ILAC-MRA). 3
  4. 4. U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission To be considered for CPSC acceptance as a third party testing laboratory: • The laboratory must be ISO 17025 accredited by an accreditation body that is a signatory to the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation Mutual Recognition Arrangement (ILAC-MRA). • The application must list specifically which rules(s), standards(s), and/or test method(s) for which the laboratory is seeking CPSC acceptance. 4
  5. 5. U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission To be considered for CPSC acceptance as a third party testing laboratory: • Laboratory must be ISO 17025 accredited by an accreditation body that is a signatory to the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation Mutual Recognition Arrangement (ILAC-MRA). • The application must list specifically which rules(s), standards(s), and/or test method(s) for which the laboratory is seeking CPSC acceptance. • Laboratories must apply through the CPSC website. 5
  6. 6. U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission There are additional requirements specified under the law if: 6
  7. 7. U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission There are additional requirements specified under the law if: • The laboratory has ownership or controlling interests by a manufacturer or importer 7
  8. 8. U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission There are additional requirements specified under the law if: • The laboratory has ownership or controlling interests by a manufacturer or importer • The laboratory has ownership or controlling interests by a government 8
  9. 9. U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Laboratories that apply must agree to comply with the CPSC requirements published in the Code of Federal Regulations at 16 CFR part 1112. http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-03-12/pdf/201304649.pdf 9
  10. 10. Web Resources • Main Information Page for Lab Acceptance http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Business--Manufacturering/Testing Certification/Lab-Accreditation/ • Link to Submit Application: http://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/labregentry/ • Searchable List of CPSC-Accepted Laboratories http://www.cpsc.gov/cgi-bin/labsearch/ • CPSC Chemical Test Methods http://www.cpsc.gov/Business--Manufacturing/TestingCertification/Lab-Accreditation/Test-Methods/ • List of CPSC rules / standards requiring third party testing http://www.cpsc.gov/Business--Manufacturing/Testing-Certification/ Lab-Accreditation/Rules-Requiring-Third-Party-Testing/ 10
  11. 11. U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Thank You! John Golden Regional Product Safety Attaché (Asia-Pacific) U.S. Embassy, Beijing Phone: 86-10-8531-3318 Fax: 86-10-8531-3652 (fax) JGolden@cpsc.gov GoldenJx@state.gov 11
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