Brief: Certification means the issuance of a written General Certificate of Conformity (GCC) in which the manufacturer or importer certifies that its non-children's (general use) product complies with all applicable consumer product safety rules (or similar rules, bans, standards, or regulations under any law enforced by the Commission for that product.) Manufacturers and importers of certain general use products (i.e., non-children’s products) for which consumer product safety rules apply, must certify, in a written General Certificate of Conformity (GCC) based on testing or a reasonable testing program, that their products comply with those applicable rules.
ELEMENTS REQUIRED IN A GCC
1.Identification of the product covered by this certificate；
2.Citation to each consumer product safety regulation to which this product is being certified；
3.Identification of the importer or domestic manufacturer certifying compliance of the product；
4.Contact information for the individual maintaining records of test results；
5.Date and place where this product was manufactured；
6.Provide the date(s) and place when the product was tested for compliance with the consumer product safety rule(s) cited above；
7.Identification of any third party laboratory on whose testing the certificate depends.
THE LIST OF NON-CHILDREN'S (GENERAL USE) PRODUCTS
Architectural glazing materials
Artificial emberizing materials 1
Button cell or coin battery packages
Carpets and rugs (large)
Carpets and rugs (small)
NON-CHILDREN'S (GENERAL USE) PRODUCT REGULATION NUMBER CITATION MATRIX
16 CFR part 1420
Architectural glazing materials
16 CFR part 1201
Artificial emberizing materials
16 CFR part 1305
REASONABLE TESTING PROGRAM
A reasonable testing program should provide a manufacturer or importer with a high degree of assurance that its consumer product complies with the applicable consumer product safety rule or standard.
A reasonable testing program should be in writing and should be approved by the senior management of the manufacturer (or importer). In addition, you may wish to consider maintaining your records on file in a manner similar to the recordkeeping requirements that apply to children's products.
A reasonable testing program should be based on the considered judgment and reasoning of the manufacturer (or importer) concerning the number, frequency, and methods of tests to be conducted on the products. The reasons should be reasonable assumptions for the industry in which the manufacturer (or importer) operates, including such factors as the nature and length of the manufacturer's relationship with their vendors and suppliers, and for the types of materials and processes used in production, including the potential for variability in those materials or processes.
The staff guidance provided below describing a reasonable testing program suggests best practices for a reasonable testing program, but the guidance is not mandatory.
The following list of mandatory standards comprises CPSC regulations that contain the requirements for a reasonable testing program in the particular standard:
1. Standard for the flammability of clothing textiles
2. Safety standard for bicycle helmets
3. Safety standard for omnidirectional citizens band base station antennas
4. Safety standard for walk-behind power lawn mowers
5. Safety standard for cellulose insulation
ATIC COMPONENT HOMOLOGATION DEPARTMENT
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