The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) establishes consumer product safety standards and other safety requirements for children’s products. Its creation modernized the Consumer Product Safety Commission, improving its legislation and strength in enforcement.
The CPSIA covers many children’s products from books to clothing to toys and everyday items manufactured and marketed for children’s use. It includes provisions to address lead, phthalates, toy safety, durable infant and toddler products, third party testing and certification, tracking labels, imports, ATVs, civil and criminal penalties, and created saferproducts.gov, a publically available database of reports of consumer harm.
While we don’t make toys or children’s products, our films are often used as components of final products manufactured and marketed for children.
As a reliable component supplier, we supply CPSIA compliant flexible materials complete with the required independent third party test reports certifying test results to both lead in substrate and phthalate restrictions under this regulation. We carry a range of stock CPSIA films, and also offer custom formulations.
If you manufacture children’s products or supply components used in children’s products, including packaging that may be considered part of that product, the CPSIA is a regulation of concern for you. To learn more about the CPSIA and the requirements it places on plasticized parts, download our CPSIA summary.