We understand that small business owners sometimes need extra help figuring out which CPSC safety requirements apply to their products. While there is no "one size fits all" checklist of safety requirements, we have highlighted valuable resources below that can help both new and experienced small businesses learn more about CPSC’s safety requirements.

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About the Small Business Ombudsman 

The Small Business Ombudsman’s principal mission is to guide small businesses through CPSC’s complex regulatory landscape, to help them bring their products into compliance, and to resolve procedural issues with the agency.

Additional Small Business Resources

Small Business Education Videos

CPSC Webinar: Children’s Toy Overview

May 10, 2018
A presentation by the CPSC's Small Business Ombudsman on the labeling, testing, and certification requirements on children's toys, including ASTM F963-17.
CPSC Small Business Office Webinar Series: Toy Standard Update (ASTM F963-16)

April 14, 2017
This webinar was conducted by the CPSC Small Business Ombudsman, Shelby Mathis, to cover changing toy testing requirements. Through examination of Frankytoy, a hybrid animated toy comprised of several common toy components, attendees learn federal toy labeling and testing requirements along with applicable parts of the new toy standard, ASTM F963-16.
Children’s Product Safety Rules for Diaper Manufacturers

December 24, 2012
CPSC's small business ombudsman discusses children's product safety rules as they apply to manufacturers of cloth diapers.
CPSC Public Workshop: Human and Environmental Exposure Assessment of Nanomaterials, Part 2

February 24, 2009
The workshop provided an open forum to facilitate effective communication among stakeholders about progress achieved in the Human and Environmental Exposure Assessment research category of the NNI's Strategy for Nanotechnology-Related Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) Research (PDF), and about the path forward for addressing research needs in this category.
eFiling Alpha Pilot and Adult Wearing Apparel Exempt From Testing

April 13, 2016
A recording of the public meeting on the eFiling Alpha Pilot Adult Wearing Apparel Exemption - Disclaimer Options
Manufacturer Requirements: Tracking Labels, Children’s Product Certification, Third Party Testing, & Component Part Testing

January 24, 2012
CPSC's small business ombudsman talks about requirements related to tracking labels, children's product certification, third-party testing and component part testing.
CBP CPSC Working Group: CPSC PGA Message Set and Certificate Registry eFiling Alpha Pilot

May 14, 2015
CPSC staff meets with COAC working group and interested trade parties to discuss CBP’s pilot with CPSC to test implementation of the PGA Message Set for CPSC certificate filing at entry.
2012 Safety Academy: ASTM F963 Toy Standard

September 20, 2012
CPSC staff holds a panel discussion on ASTM F963 toy standard.