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.
2012 Safety Academy: Introductions

September 20, 2012
CPSC’s chairman and commissioners and the director of CPSC’s Office of Education, Global Outreach and Small Business Ombudsman welcome participants to the agency’s first Safety Academy.
2012 Safety Academy: Section 6 (b)

September 20, 2012
Melissa Hampshire presents a summary of Section 6(b).
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: Fast Track Panel

September 20, 2012
CPSC staff holds a panel discussion on the fast track process
The CPSC Compliance Guide

March 25, 2010
Public Webinar with eFiling Alpha Pilot Interested Stakeholders

October 01, 2015
Public webinar with eFiling Alpha Pilot interested stakeholders and trade partners to provide a demonstration of the CPSC Product Data Registry that will be deployed for use as a part of the CPSC eFiling Alpha Pilot.