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Federal Regulations



The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) is one of the largest-reaching federal requirements affecting the Juvenile Products Industry – and JPMA is the go-to resource for helping manufacturers stay in compliance with the law.  Signed into law in 2008, CPSIA gave the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) a significant role in creating and enforcing federal requirements as they pertain to children’s products.  Read more about CPSIA.

Key Elements of CPSIA

  1. Comply with all applicable children’s product safety rules;
  2. Be tested for compliance by a CPSC-accepted accredited laboratory, unless subject to an exception;
  3. Have a written Children’s Product Certificate that provides evidence of the product’s compliance; and
  4. Have permanent tracking information affixed to the product and its packaging where practicable.
  5. Requires domestic manufacturers or importers of non-children’s products to issue a General Certificate of Conformity (GCC). These GCC’s apply to products subject to a consumer product safety rule or any similar CPSC rule, ban, standard or regulation enforced by the Commission.
  6. Product Registration Cards and applicable tracking mechanisms in place. 

Section 104 Rules

One major element of CPSIA is the Section 104 Rules, which allow CPSC to mandate federal requirements for specific product types.  Click here to view the schedule of upcoming Notice of Proposed Rulemakings (NPRs) as well as information on those that are already complete.

Emerging Industry Regulations 

JPMA continually monitors state and federal regulatory activity, to ensure that we can support you.  Contact Meredith Birkhead at or (856) 793-0906 for more information on the requirements that you need to be aware of.


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