Whether you are a US-based manufacturer or an importer of consumer products, Federal Agencies such as the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) require that you conduct appropriate testing to ensure the safety of your products. This is especially true with regard to high risk items such as children’s products (including toys), whereby specific requirements have been established. Owing to the criticality of the safety testing of children’s products, only those laboratories which are accepted by the CPSC and are listed on the CPSC website may conduct such testing. In order for a laboratory to earn the acceptance of the CPSC for testing children’s products, a testing laboratory must be ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited, and must also meet the strict acceptance criteria established by the CPSC.
CPTC is proud to serve as a CPSC-accepted laboratory, offering over 40 years of testing expertise from our state-of-the-art facility.
Protecting the Public
The Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with the responsibility of protecting the public from potentially unsafe products which fall under their jurisdiction. With the enactment of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) in 2008, the CPSC has been provided with new regulatory and enforcement tools which greatly enhance their authority and ability to ensure the public’s safety.
When looking to launch a new consumer product, whether manufactured in the US or imported from offshore, its safety must be assured through testing which has been conducted by a competent laboratory such as CPTC. Although a manufacturer’s internal laboratory may be permitted to conduct certain safety testing, the great majority of safety testing is conducted by independent laboratories where the uncertainty of testing bias is removed.
CPTC Is a Trusted, Accredited Laboratory
The ability to provide a wide range of testing services, all from within a state-of-the-art and highly-compliant facility, has established CPTC as a Global Testing Leader. Our clients trust us with their most critical and highest level testing, quite often destined for submission to Regulatory Agencies such as FDA, EPA and CPSC here in the USA, and Agencies throughout the world.
The key to our success, and what has earned the trust of our clients is the fact that we place equal emphasis upon technical expertise, regulatory compliance, and client satisfaction. Our clients have come to know that CPTC conducts unbiased testing to the highest levels of accuracy and regulatory compliance. Whether testing products for safety, potency, purity, or for undesirable contaminants such as lead, phthalates or objectionable organisms, CPTC has earned the trust of our clients to obtain the true results, every time.
When seeking third-party testing, our clients benefit from a range of services, including:
- Guidance regarding CPSIA legislation and how these regulations apply to their products.
- Development of a customized program to conduct mandatory testing and generation of a General Certificate of Conformity (GCC).
- Testing materials of construction, components, or the complete and assembled product to determine not only safety, but also the potency, purity and effectiveness (where applicable) of that product.
To better assess the extensive testing capabilities of CPTC, please refer to our various departments, including clinical, photobiology and in-vitro safety.