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Product Technical Folder - CPSIA Automation

‘Wizard’ based GCC & Production Test Plan Creation and Management

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The US Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) requires that US based manufacturers (including importers) and private labellers certify that their products comply with all applicable CPSA consumer product safety rules and similar rules, bans, standards and regulations, by issuing a General Certification of Conformity (GCC) that accompanies the product.

The certificate must specify each rule, ban, standard, or regulation with which the product must comply and the organization used for testing where required. In general, the certification must be based on a test of each product, or upon a reasonable testing program.

Certificates and certification for certain children’s products must be based on testing by third party laboratories whose accreditation to do so has been accepted by the Commission.

The PTF CPSIA Automation©  functionality, supported by its unique ‘knowledge base’ enables users to rapidly produce and manage the creation, distribution and maintenance of a product’s General Certification of Conformity (GCC) and associated Production/Periodic Test Plan (PTP).

Key Features of the PTF CPSIA functionality include:

  • Automated CPSIA ‘Wizard’ to determine a product’s CPSIA categorization and CPSA associated rules, bans, standards and regulations

  • Automated generation of General Certification of Conformity (GCC) -- Plus storage, maintenance and distribution by both email link and direct download to Smartphones via QR codes

  • Automated generation of Production/Periodic Testing Plan (PTP) -- Plus storage and maintenance

  • Automated creation of a document requirements list (template) to manage product specific CPSIA requirements

  • Automated mapping of a product’s CPSIA categorization to other similar products -- Significantly reduces labor requirements by avoiding duplication of effort

  • Laboratory management and ‘person maintaining records’ database

CPSIA Automation - GCC Creation in Three Steps

1. Determine a product’s rules, bans, standards & regulations
       a. Automated wizard based Q&A process

2. Automatically populated GCC data for user verification / edit
       a. User assigns chosen laboratory for each identified rule, ban, standards & rules

              i. Default laboratory is automatically populated
              ii. Automated document list creation

3. Generate the GCC and automatically save in the product’s record within PTF

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Our staff participate in the development of international, industry and regulatory standards worldwide, keeping you and us at the forefront of changes in safety requirements and testing methods.

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