The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) regulates regulating the safety of consumer products nationwide. With respect to importing there are specific products, which are typically targeted (e.g., children’s toys for lead and phthalate content). The CPSC has directly provided the following:

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Authorities

  • Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA)
  • Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA)
    • Lighters
    • Toys
    • Children's products
  • Federal Hazardous Substances Act (FHSA)
    • Fireworks
  • Flammable Fabrics Act (FFA)
    • Sleepwear/mattresses
  • Poison Prevention Packaging Act (PPPA)
  • Refrigerator Safety Act (RSA)
  • Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act
  • Children's Gasoline Burn Prevention Act

A failure to meet CPSC regulations will result in detention (issued directly by CPSC compliance investigator or field investigator), seizure, notice to redeliver (Notice to Mark and/or Notice to Redeliver) and/or liquidated damages.

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