SGS Issues SafeGuardS to Help US Suppliers of Toy, Look-Alike and Imitation Firearms

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has published a SafeGuardS to help stakeholders understand the scope and requirements of the US Consumer Products Safety Commission’s (CPSC) direct final rule for the marking of toy, look-alike and imitation firearms.

Published on May 11, 2023, direct final rule 16 CFR 1271 adopts Department of Commerce rule 15 CFR 272 with non-substantive and conforming changes. If the CPSC does not receive significant adverse comments by June 12, 2023, the rule will come into effect on June 26, 2023. Unless exempted, it will apply to any toy, look-alike or imitation firearm with the appearance, shape and/or configuration of a firearm.

SGS’s SafeGuardS 058.23 looks at the background to the direct final rule and includes a list of exemptions to the rule – including traditional B0B, paintball and pellet-firing air guns. The SafeGuardS also details the new approved markings.

Stakeholders are advised to review SGS’s original SafeGuardS 058.23 to learn more about the direct final rule, its adoption and application.

SGS Toy & Juvenile Product Services
SGS offers a wide range of services to ensure that products comply with relevant standards for childcare articles and children’s equipment. They provide consulting, training, product development, testing, audit and inspection services to ensure that products comply with strict regulations worldwide, demonstrating the safety and quality of juvenile products being brought to the market. After all, it’s only trusted because it’s tested. Learn more about SGS’s Toy & Juvenile Product Services.

SGS SafeGuardS keep you up to date with the latest news and developments in the consumer goods industry. Read the full US CPSC Issues Direct Final Rule for the Marking of Toy, Look-Alike and Imitation Firearms SafeGuardS.

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For further information contact:

Dennis Lancion
Technical Manager (Hardlines)
Tel: +1 (905) 364-3757
LinkedIn: SGS Connectivity & Products

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