A recent law called the Consumer Goods Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA)
Effective last year, there is a section that specifically deals with the requirements for tracking labels that must be attached to every product used by children. Section 103(a)
In the new legislation, the manufacturer must put a tracking label on each product for use by children under the age of 12 or 12.
Even if the product is not intended exclusively for children, but simply "primarily for children", the law applies.
Tracking labels must include information and details such as the source of the product, the date of manufacture of the product, in order to be able to track the product to a specific batch or the operation of the product.
This is a very broad definition.
"All" means all in this example-
Every product for children aged 12 and under must now include tracking labels and comply with the new law, which includes the following:
For Children)Furniture (
Note that this list is not exhaustive
Each product, mainly for children aged 12 and under, is captured.
For example, if the product is mainly for children under the age of 12, the person who makes the furniture in his spare time must include tag information.
It should also be noted that the Consumer Product Safety Committee, which is responsible for supervising the legislation, also has the right to extend the use of tracking labels to other consumer goods for adult use.
The new law came into effect on August 2009, a year after Congress passed the legislation.
Many manufacturers have been erroneously arguing that the new law applies only to imported products and that domestic manufacturers are not caught by legislation.
This is incorrect and must be followed by all domestic manufacturers.
Suspension labels and adhesive labels are prohibited as tracking labels because they are considered not permanent enough to meet the requirements of the legislation.
A gray area that exists is the minimum amount of information that must exist on the tracking label --
According to the law, "to the extent practicable", the label must display the manufacturer (
Or private labeling machine)
, The place of production and the date of production, as well as the "queue" information.
The composition of "To the extent practicable" is not clear, but the Commission intends to issue guidance on this, including the size and location of the product label.
The Commission's position is that, in the end, it is the responsibility of the manufacturer to make a reasonable judgment on the information marked on their products and product packaging.
If the manufacturer deviates from the requirements of s103 (a)
, The manufacturer can only do so for "considerations and definable reasons.
The new law is clear;
It creates a lot of problems in manufacturers, large and small, what they have to do to meet the requirements of the new law.