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What Does CPSIA Certified Mean

What Does CPSIA Certified Mean

Have you ever heard the term CPSIA Certified or CPSIA Compliant when it comes to purchasing cloth diapers or children's goods? 

CPSIA stands for the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, which is a federal law in the United States that was enacted in 2008 to improve the safety of consumer products, including children's products. It is the job of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to enforce the CPSIA requirements.

As it relates to cloth diapers, the CPSIA sets requirements for things like lead content, phthalates, labelling and flammability, among other things to ensure they are safe to use on babies. This means that cloth diaper manufacturers must comply with certain safety standards to ensure that their products are safe and so that they can legally be sold in the USA. It's important to note that the CPSIA applies to all children's products sold in the United States, whether they are made domestically or imported from China or elsewhere.

Here in Canada, the equivalent of the CPSIA is the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA) which came into force on June 20, 2011. It is administered and enforced by Health Canada.

When you purchase cloth diapers, make sure they are compliant before you buy.  This information is easily attainable from the manufacturer.

Rest assured that all of the cloth diapers we carry at Cloth Diaper Kids are of course compliant. 

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