When you receive testing reports and statements, you want to keep those in your records and update them yearly as part of your "due diligence" plan. Updating the statement each year shows that you are taking the steps to maximize success of having a safe component. Keep in mind that the test covers the component when it was manufactured, so if you haven't purchased more of that component, you do not need to get a new statement.
Moving on to your finished products, you likely will need to create your own certificate of compliance. If you’ve been following groups on Facebook, you may have seen the term “CPC” or “Children’s Product Certificate” thrown around from time to time, but what is it?
First, let me tell you what it is not.
What it IS.
Ok, so we’ve got that much, what does it entail?
My favorite way to talk about the Children’s Product Certificate (CPC) or General Certificate of Conformity (GCC) is to describe it like it is a story. It is a story of a product, what requirements it must follow and what exemptions it is allowed. It describes who created the product, and when and where the product was created. It notes who maintains the records (any testing reports and this document) as well as who may have done the testing on the product (if any). Each of these pieces always describe the item listed in the very first part of the seven part document.
Now for the part you are waiting for.
The 7 parts of the Certificate of Compliance
*If you are a Small Batch Manufacturer, registered with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), you will put your number here to show that you may have testing reports in your records from your suppliers on your components that require testing.
This document is updated every month at least. If there is a material change or testing change, a new document must be created to accommodate for that change.If you need assistance with the Certificate of Compliance for your clothing product or children's product, or would like someone to do it for you, we can do that!