Looking to start a custom wholesale stuffed animals business? Here are some useful guides on plush toys safety regulations for importing to the US market. Generally, the below tests are compulsory to take – please see details below:
ASTM tests were the basic requirements to enter into the US market, which includes:
– Physical/mechanical properties: ASTM F963-17
– Flammability: ASTM F963-17
– Toxic substance testing (heavy metals & total in substrate material) : ASTM F963-17
CPSIA (US Public law 110-314 – Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008):
Total lead (Pb) in painting or coating & phthalates testing
CA 65 (if needed): phthalates in children’s products
What information is required for the plush toys’ labeling?
(Except the logo/brand print, below information, is required)
- Manufacturer Name.
- Date Code: **Month ** Year.
- 3+ or 0+ warning age.
- Reg No. PA: # ****
- Please remove all hangtags and fasteners before giving this to a child. Retain hangtag for reference. This product meets or exceeds government safety regulations including ASTM and CPSIA safety standards.
Regular questions about the testings.
Q: Can we exempt CPSIA testing when we passed FDA or Prop 65?
Q: Is CPSIA compulsory for the US market?
A: Yes, for the EURO market is CE with EN71-2-3 test.
Q: What kind of component parts would not be tested?
A: Inaccessible parts.
Q: How much would it cost for the above safety testings?
A: This depends on the product’s materials, colors, and which lab company.
If you still confuse about the plush toy’s test and information of the sew tags & hangtags, you could contact us, and we will help you!