US CSPC Children’s Product Certificate - CPSIA Compliance January 21 2015
Every once and a while we get questions like "Are Glow Bug diapers CPSIA Compliant? or "Have you tested your diapers for lead?" There is a lot of mis-information and fear out there so here is the straight goods directly from the Small Business Ombudsman at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
"CPSC staff have viewed PUL that is physically inaccessible to the child’s body as not requiring lead testing. And, as you see in the hyperlinked citations, polyester is always exempt from lead testing." 16 CFR 1500.91
The material that does touch the baby's skin in our diapers is made out of polyester so it is also considered exempt from flammability testing:
(d) Specific exemptions. Experience gained from years of testing in accordance with the Standard demonstrates that certain fabrics consistently yield acceptable results when tested in accordance with the Standard. Therefore, persons and firms issuing an initial guaranty of any of the following types of fabrics, or of products made entirely from one or more of these fabrics, are exempt from any requirement for testing to support guaranties of those fabrics:
(1) Plain surface fabrics, regardless of fiber content, weighing 2.6 ounces per square yard or more; and
(2) All fabrics, both plain surface and raised-fiber surface textiles, regardless of weight, made entirely from any of the following fibers or entirely from combination of the following fibers: acrylic, modacrylic, nylon, olefin, polyester, wool.
So in short, because our diapers have PUL that does not touch the baby's skin and are made from polyester, we are exempt from testing requirements and are therefore CPSIA Compliant. Here is a copy of our compliance certificate.
Our snaps and zipper have been tested and have been found to be free of lead and compliant. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy of the testing certificate.