US Legislation

As a CPSC accredited 3rd party laboratory, SATRA Technology Centre can ensure your products meet legal standards and help drive your business forward.


SATRA Technology Centre – A CPSC accredited 3rd party laboratory

The American Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) introduced the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) in August 2008 and, subsequently, there have been a number of changes to the limits of lead allowed in certain consumer products and to the lead testing required in order to show compliance.

All children's products manufactured after 14th August 2011 must not contain more than 100ppm of total lead in accessible parts. Paints and surface coatings of children's products and some furniture for adults and children must not contain lead in concentrations greater than 90ppm. Household paint must also meet this requirement.

Since 2012, all manufacturers, importers or retailers of children’s products and painted consumer goods being sold in the US have been required to provide evidence of third-party testing of their products and to show compliance with the CPSIA. Items intended for the children’s market that are covered by the Act include toys, furniture and jewelry.

As a CPSC accredited laboratory, SATRA can provide third-party lead testing and test reports showing compliance with the US regulations. We can also offer guidance on how a product is affected by the CPSIA, the testing required and interpretation of the results.

For more information on how SATRA can help please contact James Corton.