16 CFR 1112.15 - When can a third party conformity assessment body apply for CPSC acceptance for a particular CPSC rule or test method?

§ 1112.15 When can a third party conformity assessment body apply for CPSC acceptance for a particular CPSC rule or test method?
Link to an amendment published at 82 FR 15627, Mar. 30, 2017.

(a) Once the CPSC publishes the requirements for accreditation to a particular CPSC rule or test method, a third party conformity assessment body may apply to the CPSC for acceptance to that scope of accreditation. An application may be made for acceptance of accreditation to more than one CPSC rule or test method. Once accepted by the CPSC, a third party conformity assessment body may apply at any time to expand the scope of its acceptance to include additional CPSC rules or test methods. A third party conformity assessment body may only issue test results for purposes of section 14 of the CPSA that fall within a scope for which the CPSC has accepted the third party conformity assessment body's accreditation.

(b) The CPSC has published the requirements for accreditation for third party conformity assessment bodies to assess conformity for the following CPSC rules or test methods:

(1) 16 CFR part 1203, Safety Standard for Bicycle Helmets;

(2) 16 CFR part 1215, Safety Standard for Infant Bath Seats;

(3) 16 CFR part 1216, Safety Standard for Infant Walkers;

(4) 16 CFR part 1217, Safety Standard for Toddler Beds;

(5) 16 CFR part 1219, Safety Standard for Full-Size Baby Cribs;

(6) 16 CFR part 1220, Safety Standard for Non-Full-Size Baby Cribs;

(7) 16 CFR part 1221, Safety Standard for Play Yards;

(8) 16 CFR part 1223, Safety Standard for Infant Swings;

(9) 16 CFR part 1224, Safety Standard for Portable Bed Rails;

(10) 16 CFR part 1303, Ban of Lead-Containing Paint and Certain Consumer Products Bearing Lead-Containing Paint. For its accreditation to be accepted by the Commission to test to 16 CFR part 1303, a third party conformity assessment body must have one or more of the following test methods referenced in its statement of scope:

(i) CPSC Standard Operating Procedure for Determining Lead (Pb) in Paint and Other Similar Surface Coatings, CPSC-CH-E1003-09;

(ii) CPSC Standard Operating Procedure for Determining Lead (Pb) in Paint and Other Similar Surface Coatings, CPSC-CH-E1003-09.1;

(iii) ASTM F2853-10, “Standard Test Method for Determination of Lead in Paint Layers and Similar Coatings or in Substrates and Homogenous Materials by Energy Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry Using Multiple Monochromatic Excitation Beams.”

(11) 16 CFR part 1420, Safety Standard for All-Terrain Vehicles;

(12) 16 CFR 1500.86(a)(5), Exceptions from Classification as a Banned Toy or Other Banned Article for Use by Children (Clacker Balls);

(13) 16 CFR 1500.86(a)(7) and (8), Exceptions from Classification as a Banned Toy or Other Banned Article for Use by Children (Dive Sticks and Similar Articles);

(14) 16 CFR part 1501, Method for Identifying Toys and Other Articles Intended for Use by Children Under 3 Years of Age Which Present Choking, Aspiration, or Ingestion Hazards Because of Small Parts;

(15) 16 CFR part 1505, Requirements for Electrically Operated Toys or Other Electrically Operated Articles Intended for Use by Children;

(16) 16 CFR part 1510, Requirements for Rattles;

(17) 16 CFR part 1511, Requirements for Pacifiers;

(18) 16 CFR part 1512, Requirements for Bicycles;

(19) 16 CFR part 1513, Requirements for Bunk Beds;

(20) 16 CFR part 1610, Standard for the Flammability of Clothing Textiles;

(21) 16 CFR part 1611, Standard for the Flammability of Vinyl Plastic Film;

(22) 16 CFR part 1615, Standard for the Flammability of Children's Sleepwear: Sizes 0 Through 6X (FF 3-71);

(23) 16 CFR part 1616, Standard for the Flammability of Children's Sleepwear: Sizes 7 Through 14 (FF 5-74);

(24) 16 CFR part 1630, Standard for the Surface Flammability of Carpets and Rugs (FF 1-70);

(25) 16 CFR part 1631, Standard for the Surface Flammability of Small Carpets and Rugs (FF 2-70);

(26) 16 CFR part 1632, Standard for the Flammability of Mattresses and Mattress Pads (FF 4-72, amended);

(27) 16 CFR part 1633, Standard for the Flammability (Open Flame) of Mattress Sets;

(28) Lead Content in Children's Metal Jewelry. For its accreditation to be accepted by the Commission to test for lead content in children's metal jewelry, a third party conformity assessment body must have one or more of the following test methods referenced in its statement of scope:

(i) CPSC Test Method CPSC-CH-E1001-08, “Standard Operating Procedure for Determining Total Lead (Pb) in Children's Metal Products (Including Children's Metal Jewelry)”;

(ii) CPSC Test Method CPSC-CH-E1001-08.1, “Standard Operating Procedure for Determining Total Lead (Pb) in Children's Metal Products (Including Children's Metal Jewelry)”;

(iii) CPSC Test Method CPSC-CH-E1001-08.2, “Standard Operating Procedure for Determining Total Lead (Pb) in Children's Metal Products (Including Children's Metal Jewelry)”;

(iv) CPSC Test Method CPSC-CH-E1001-08.3, “Standard Operating Procedure for Determining Total Lead (Pb) in Children's Metal Products (Including Children's Metal Jewelry)”;

(v) Section I, “Screening Test for Total Pb Analysis,” from CPSC “Standard Operating Procedure for Determining Lead (Pb) and its Availability in Children's Metal Jewelry,” February 3, 2005;

(29) Limits on Total Lead in Children's Products: Children's Metal Products. For its accreditation to be accepted by the Commission to test for total lead content in children's metal products, a third party conformity assessment body must have one or more of the following test methods referenced in its statement of scope:

(i) CPSC Test Method CPSC-CH-E1001-08, “Standard Operating Procedure for Determining Total Lead (Pb) in Children's Metal Products (Including Children's Metal Jewelry)”;

(ii) CPSC Test Method CPSC-CH-E1001-08.1, “Standard Operating Procedure for Determining Total Lead (Pb) in Children's Metal Products (Including Children's Metal Jewelry)”;

(iii) CPSC Test Method CPSC-CH-E1001-08.2, “Standard Operating Procedure for Determining Total Lead (Pb) in Children's Metal Products (Including Children's Metal Jewelry)”;

(iv) CPSC Test Method CPSC-CH-E1001-08.3, “Standard Operating Procedure for Determining Total Lead (Pb) in Children's Metal Products (Including Children's Metal Jewelry)”;

(30) Limits on Total Lead in Children's Products: Nonmetal Children's Products. For its accreditation to be accepted by the Commission to test for lead content in nonmetal children's products, a third party conformity assessment body must have one or more of the following test methods referenced in its statement of scope:

(i) CPSC Test Method CPSC-CH-E1002-08, “Standard Operating Procedure for Determining Total Lead (Pb) in Nonmetal Children's Products”;

(ii) CPSC Test Method CPSC-CH-E1002-08.1, “Standard Operating Procedure for Determining Total Lead (Pb) in Nonmetal Children's Products”;

(iii) CPSC Test Method CPSC-CH-E1002-08.2, “Standard Operating Procedure for Determining Total Lead (Pb) in Nonmetal Children's Products”;

(iv) CPSC Test Method CPSC-CH-E1002-08.3, “Standard Operating Procedure for Determining Total Lead (Pb) in Nonmetal Children's Products”;

(31) Limits on Phthalates in Children's Toys and Child Care Articles. For its accreditation to be accepted by the Commission to test for phthalates in children's toys and child care articles, a third party conformity assessment body must have one or more of the following test methods referenced in its statement of scope:

(i) CPSC Test Method CPSC-CH-1001-09.3, “Standard Operating Procedure for Determination of Phthalates”;

(ii) GB/T 22048-2008, “Toys and Children's Products - Determination of Phthalate Plasticizers in Polyvinyl Chloride Plastic”;

(32) 16 CFR part 1250, safety standard for toys. The CPSC only requires certain provisions of ASTM F963-16 to be subject to third party testing; and therefore, the CPSC only accepts the accreditation of third party conformity assessment bodies for testing under the following toy safety standards:

(i) [Reserved]

(ii) ASTM F963-16:

(A) Section 4.3.5.1(2), Surface Coating Materials - Soluble Test for Metals

(B) Section 4.3.5.2, Toy Substrate Materials

(C) Section 4.3.6.3, Cleanliness of Liquids, Pastes, Putties, Gels, and Powders (except for cosmetics and tests on formulations used to prevent microbial degradation)

(D) Section 4.3.7, Stuffing Materials

(E) Section 4.5, Sound Producing Toys

(F) Section 4.6, Small Objects (except labeling and/or instructional literature requirements)

(G) Section 4.7, Accessible Edges (except labeling and/or instructional literature equirements)

(H) Section 4.8, Projections (except bath toy projections)

(I) Section 4.9, Accessible Points (except labeling and/or instructional literature requirements)

(J) Section 4.10, Wires or Rods

(K) Section 4.11, Nails and Fasteners

(L) Section 4.12, Plastic Film

(M) Section 4.13, Folding Mechanisms and Hinges

(N) Section 4.14, Cords, Straps, and Elastics

(O) Section 4.15, Stability and Overload Requirements

(P) Section 4.16, Confined Spaces

(Q) Section 4.17, Wheels, Tires, and Axles

(R) Section 4.18, Holes, Clearances, and Accessibility of Mechanisms

(S) Section 4.19, Simulated Protective Devices (except labeling and/or instructional literature requirements)

(T) Section 4.20.1, Pacifiers with Rubber Nipples/Nitrosamine Test

(U) Section 4.20.2, Toy Pacifiers

(V) Section 4.21, Projectile Toys

(W) Section 4.22, Teethers and Teething Toys

(X) Section 4.23.1, Rattles with Nearly Spherical, Hemispherical, or Circular Flared Ends

(Y) Section 4.24, Squeeze Toys

(Z) Section 4.25, Battery-Operated Toys (except labeling and/or instructional literature requirements)

(AA) Section 4.26, Toys Intended to Be Attached to a Crib or Playpen (except labeling and/or instructional literature requirements)

(BB) Section 4.27, Stuffed and Beanbag-Type Toys

(CC) Section 4.30, Toy Gun Marking

(DD) Section 4.32, Certain Toys with Nearly Spherical Ends

(EE) Section 4.35, Pompoms

(FF) Section 4.36, Hemispheric-Shaped Objects

(GG) Section 4.37, Yo-Yo Elastic Tether Toys

(HH) Section 4.38, Magnets (except labeling and/or instructional literature requirements)

(II) Section 4.39, Jaw Entrapment in Handles and Steering Wheels

(JJ) Section 4.40, Expanding Materials

(KK) Section 4.41, Toy Chests (except labeling and/or instructional literature requirements)

(33) 16 CFR part 1218, Safety Standard for Bassinets and Cradles.

(34) 16 CFR part 1225, Safety Standard for Hand-Held Infant Carriers.

(35) 16 CFR part 1222, Safety Standard for Bedside Sleepers.

(36) 16 CFR part 1227, Safety Standard for Carriages and Strollers.

(37) 16 CFR part 1226, Safety Standard for Soft Infant and Toddler Carriers.

(38) 16 CFR part 1230, Safety Standard for Frame Child Carriers.

(39) 16 CFR part 1228, Safety Standard for Sling Carriers.

(40) 16 CFR part 1233, Safety Standard for Portable Hook-On Chairs.

(c) The Director of the Federal Register approves the incorporations by reference in paragraph (b) of this section in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 1 CFR part 51. You may inspect a copy of the standards incorporated in this section at the Office of the Secretary, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Room 820, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814, telephone 301-504-7923, or at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202-741-6030, or go to: http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/code_of_federal_regulations/ibr_locations.html.

(1) ASTM International, 100 Bar Harbor Drive, P.O. Box 0700, West Conshohocken, PA 19428: http://www.astm.org.

(i) ASTM F2853-10, “Standard Test Method for Determination of Lead in Paint Layers and Similar Coatings or in Substrates and Homogenous Materials by Energy Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry Using Multiple Monochromatic Excitation Beams,” July 1, 2010;

(ii) ASTM F963-16, “Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety,” August 1, 2016.

(2) Code of China, Room 2118, New Fortune International Plaza, No.71 Chaoyang Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100123, China: http://www.codeofchina.com/.

(i) GB/T 22048-2008, National Standard of the People's Republic of China, “Toys and Children's Products - Determination of Phthalate Plasticizers in Polyvinyl Chloride Plastic,” June 18, 2008;

(ii) [Reserved]

(3) CPSC National Product Testing and Evaluation Center, 5 Research Place, Rockville, MD 20850; www.cpsc.gov.

(i) CPSC-CH-C1001-09.3, “Standard Operating Procedure for Determination of Phthalates”, April 1, 2010;

(ii) CPSC-CH-E1001-08, “Standard Operating Procedure for Determining Total Lead (Pb) in Children's Metal Products (Including Children's Metal Jewelry)”, December 4, 2008;

(iii) CPSC-CH-E1001-08.1, “Standard Operating Procedure for Determining Total Lead (Pb) in Children's Metal Products (Including Children's Metal Jewelry), Revision”, June 21, 2010;

(iv) CPSC-CH-E1001-08.2, “Standard Operating Procedure for Determining Total Lead (Pb) in Children's Metal Products (Including Children's Metal Jewelry), Revision”, April 10, 2012;

(v) CPSC-CH-E1001-08.3, “Standard Operating Procedure for Determining Total Lead (Pb) in Children's Metal Products (Including Children's Metal Jewelry) Revision”, November 15, 2012;

(vi) CPSC-CH-E1002-08, “Standard Operating Procedure for Determining Total Lead (Pb) in Non-metal Children's Products”, February 1, 2009;

(vii) CPSC-CH-E1002-08.1, “Standard Operating Procedure for Determining Total Lead (Pb) in Non-metal Children's Products, Revised”, June 21, 2010;

(viii) CPSC-CH-E1002-08.2, “Standard Operating Procedure for Determining Total Lead (Pb) in Nonmetal Children's Products, Revision”, April 10, 2012;

(ix) CPSC-CH-E1002-08.3, “Standard Operating Procedure for Determining Total Lead (Pb) in Non-metal Children's Products, Revision”, November 15, 2012;

(x) CPSC-CH-E1003-09, “Standard Operating Procedure for Determining Lead (Pb) in Paint and Other Similar Surface Coatings”, April 26, 2009;

(xi) CPSC-CH-E1003-09.1, “Standard Operating Procedure for Determining Lead (Pb) in Paint and Other Similar Surface Coatings”, February 25, 2011;

(xii) CPSC “Standard Operating Procedure for Determining Lead (Pb) and its Availability in Children's Metal Jewelry”, February 3, 2005.

[ 78 FR 15859, Mar. 12, 2013, as amended at 78 FR 63034, Oct. 23, 2013; 78 FR 73424, Dec. 6, 2013; 79 FR 2589, Jan. 15, 2014; 79 FR 17433, Mar. 28, 2014; 79 FR 13216, Mar. 10, 2014; 80 FR 11121, Mar. 2, 2015; 81 FR 17065, Mar. 28, 2016; 82 FR 8687, Jan. 30, 2017; 82 FR 8993, Feb. 2, 2017]

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