US: CPSC children's product testing rules come into play
New rules around testing and labelling of children's products sold the US are set to come into force from 8 February.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission will require "representative samples" of a product to be tested, replacing the previous need for "random sampling".
It also establishes a record keeping requirement associated with the testing of representative samples.
The new law also requires products to be tested periodically and when there has been a material change in the the product's design or manufacturing process, including the sourcing of component parts.
The manufacturer must document the procedure used to select representative product samples - as well as keep records documenting the testing of the samples, including the number of samples selected and the procedure used to select them.
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