Why It's Important for Your Product to Comply with Federal Safety Standards.

What are the Consumer Product Safety Commission's Safety Standards?

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) under the  Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) of 2008 requires that manufacturers now have a third-party, independent laboratory test that all consumer products intended for children 12 and younger.

The passage of the CPSIA in 2008 was in response to foreign-made goods.

Specific changes in the law:
- All consumer products designed for use by children under the age of 12 must comply with new regulations.
- Products are tested for safety by government certified laboratories.
- All products must be properly labeled indicating the manufacturer and allow for tracing of the materials to their origin.

Who it effects:
- All manufacturers of products used with children under the age of 12, including handcrafted items, must comply with the new regulations
- Both products that are domestically produced and those imported from other countries must be tested and certified.

What do they test for:
- Lead, including lead paint.
- Other toxic chemicals.
- Cleanliness of materials
- Mechanical safety.
- Choking and suffocation hazards

What Does the CPSC do?

CPSC works to reduce the risk of injuries and deaths from consumer products by:

  • Developing voluntary standards with industry
  • Issuing and enforcing mandatory standards; banning consumer products if no feasible standard would adequately protect the public
  • Obtaining the recall of products or arranging for their repair
  • Conducting research on potential product hazards
  • Informing and educating consumers through the media, state and local governments, private organizations, and by responding to consumer inquiries.

Why is Third-Party Testing Important?

The CPSIA provides parents and caregivers with additional assurance that the products they are buying are safe to use with children.   Compliance with CPSIA means the product has been independently evaluated and has met a set of safety standards established by the federal government.   Although no testing is ever 100% effective, the CPSIA weeds out most of the harmful products for children.

What Does it Mean to be Tested and Comply to Federal Safety Standards?

Baby Stay Asleep has been tested by a third party, independent laboratory and meets all the safety standards of the federal government as required under the CPSIA of 2008. What does this mean? Our product is in compliance with all the current CPSIA limits for infant products and the Pennsylvania Stuffed Toy Regulations. 

The patent pending Baby Stay Asleep is the only infant positioning device intended for use in a baby’s crib that meets the all the safety standards of the federal government.

For more information on the CSPC go to: www.cpsc.gov