From the Bureau Veritas Group:
The CPSC Commissioners have issued a draft statement of policy related to the testing and certification requirements under section 102 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA). This draft guidance document includes information on a reasonable testing program, frequency of testing, and component part testing. It also includes product safety rules that must be provided on a general conformity certificate (GCC), along with children’s product safety rules.
The document is intended to provide interim guidance until a final regulation is issued. Note: The CPSC will hold a public workshop to discuss this policy on December 10 and 11. Comments on the statement of policy are due to the Commission by January 11, 2010.
**For non-children’s products, manufacturers should use their best judgment in regards to a reasonable testing program. The Commission has provided a list of generic criteria for a reasonable testing program to be followed, at a minimum, including remedial action plans, documentation of the testing program and how it is implemented.
**Third-Party Testing for children’s products must be performed periodically or when a material change takes place, such as a change in a material supplier or a change that may affect testing results (e.g., color of a product or type of plastic used).
For further information the draft statement of policy is available here: Guidance Document: Testing and Certification Requirements Under The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008