SGS Summarizes Latest US CPSC Direct Final Rule for Toys

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has published SafeGuardS 013.24 to provide stakeholders with a summary of a US direct rule requiring toys to comply with ASTM F963-23.

Issued by the US Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) on January 18, 2024, direct final rule 16 CFR 1250 incorporates the latest version ASTM F963–23 (Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Toys).

Among the changes brought in by the revised standard are multiple provisions relating to:
– Battery accessibility
– Expanding materials
– Sound-producing toys
– Projectiles

The standard has also been amended to align with federal and CPSC requirements on phthalates, toy substrate material exemptions and tracking labels.

SGS publishes SafeGuardS to keep stakeholders informed about regulatory and market changes that could impact their business. In addition to an overview of the direct final rule, SafeGuardS 013.24 also contains in depth details of each of the new requirements relating battery accessibility, expanding materials, sound-producing toys and projectiles.

Stakeholders are advised to review SGS’s original SafeGuardS 013.24 for more information.

Provided the CPSC does not receive adverse comments before February 20, 2024, the direct final rule will come into effect on April 20, 2024.

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 Toys SafeGuardS.

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For further information contact:

Piyush Shah
SGS Consumer and Retail Technical Director (Hardlines)
Tel: +1 (973) 461-7953
LinkedIn: SGS Connectivity & Products

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