ENPC | European Nursery Products Confederation

Children’s products: safety regulations governing rattles and magnet sets

May 20, 2016

April 2016, USA – Through the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) and other federal statutes, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has promulgated regulations governing the manufacture and sale of children’s products in the United States.1 One of the primary risks related to children’s products emphasized in the regulations is the choking hazard posed by children’s products containing small parts.2 Although multiple types of children’s products are subject to the CPSC’s Small Parts Regulation, this article focuses on the safety standards for rattles and magnet sets, given the unique risks these products present to young children.