Requesting Testing Information From Suppliers

I'm a small batch manufacturer, how do I get testing information from my suppliers?
Written by Misty Henry
Updated 1 month ago

Small Batch Manufacturer

The CPSC offers a benefit to small batch manufacturers (SBM) registered with them. This benefit allows for SBM to utilize supplier statements and lab reports for certain tests instead of testing everything on their own.

This registry is free, renews annually for free, and can save you a ton of money.


Total Lead Content in Substrates

Can you confirm that [product] has been tested, and passes, under CPSIA Sec 101a for Total Lead Content in Substrates to be used in children's products?

You only need a statement of confirmation. This can be an email, letterhead, or other form that shows the line of communication indicating the product(s), the test(s), and the confirmation.

Lead in Paints and Other Similar Surface Coatings

Can you provide a recent lab report for [product] that shows the test results of 16 CFR Part 1303 Lead in Surface Coatings? I do not need any proprietary information, that can be redacted. I only need what was tested, the date of testing, results of testing, and at what CPSC-accepted lab testing took place.

You must have a report from a CPSC-accepted lab that is no more than a year old. No exceptions.

Flammability of Wearing Apparel

Can you confirm that [product] has been tested to 16 CFR Part 1610 and passes for use in clothing as a Class I or Class II material?

You only need a statement of confirmation. This can be an email, letterhead, or other form that shows the line of communication indicating the product(s), the test(s), and the confirmation.

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