Find CPSC Product Safety Standards or Guidance

There are two types of standards: government and non-government (voluntary). This lookup table lists those product types for which the Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a government mandatory standard, ban or other regulation, or guidance. Highlighting a product type and clicking on "Find" provides links to the Commission's action(s) and other pertinant information for that item.

1. Decide if you want to use the feature in the "Optional" box.
2. Then scroll, pick a product type, and click "Find" to get a list of safety standards or guidance for that item.


If you don't want to scroll through the entire list on the left, you can simplify your search by entering several letters of a product type you're looking for in this box and click

This will cause only product types containing those letters to be in the list on the left. For example, to find asbestos, type "asbe" to just get it and all other product types containing those letters. Then go to Step 2. To see all choices again, click

Find Voluntary Product Safety Standards

If you cannot find the item you are searching for above, it may not be subject to a mandatory standard or other regulation issued by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, or have guidance provided by CPSC staff. Certain product types are under the jurisdiction of other Federal agencies. Even if there is a mandatory standard, you can search for voluntary standards and certification information developed or coordinated by standards groups that may be associated with this product type. Links to three standards coordinating/developing organizations (that handle over 90% of the voluntary safety standards on which the CPSC staff works) are given below. These standards are not endorsed by the CPSC; however, failure to meet a voluntary safety standard could lead to a substantial product hazard determination by the Commission and result in a recall. Adhering to any such standard does not exempt a firm from reporting requirements under Section 15 (b) of the Consumer Product Safety Act or from any other rules or regulations promulgated under any acts administered by the Commission.

American National Standards Institute (ANSI) (examples: all-terrain vehicles, furnaces, gas applicances, turkey fryers)

ASTM International (examples: children's products, bunk beds, playground equipment, toys)

Underwriters Laboratories (UL) (examples: electrical products and appliances, batteries, smoke alarms)

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  • Certification Information

    For additional information on voluntary standards and certification used around the world, please go to to be connected to the National Center for Standards and Certification Information.

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