US Consumer Product Safety Commission: changes proposed
In December 2023, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (SNPR) regarding Certificates of Compliance (CoC) for regulated consumer products (16 §CFR 1110).
If adopted, the SNPR will better align the CoC rule with other CPSC rules for testing and certification, clarify certificate requirements for all CPSC-regulated products and substances, and require eFiling of CoCs for imported regulated products and substances.
The SNPR also clarifies additional rules for who must certify finished products for imported and domestic products (including for private labellers), as well as whether the products are delivered directly to consumers from non-domestic manufacturers.
Regulated products that fall under the purview of the US CPSC include (but are not limited to) items such as all-terrain vehicles, art materials, children’s products, bicycles, hair dryers, and lawnmowers.
Manufacturers and importers who sell consumer products within the US should heed announcements related to this proposed rulemaking. Additionally, the CPSC is accepting comments related to this regulation and the comment period for this SNPR ended on 6 February 2024.