April 1, 2024



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In this Update

U.S. CPSC eFiling launch

LINK/eFiling integration

Beta site participation

Public access to lab reports and certificates

Product certificate automation

...More info


The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s eFiling system is still in beta testing, but expected to launch in 2025. Integration with LINK Services will be completed by July 1, 2024, although CPSC expects changes will be necessary based on input from beta testing partners. Reply to this email to obtain more information about participating as a LINK/eFiling beta site. You do not need to be an existing LINK subscriber to participate.

The CPSC eFiling system provides an API for manufacturers, importers and private labelers of regulated consumer products to register various elements of a product certificate of compliance or declaration with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and obtain a unique product ID attesting to that registration. The CPSC and CBP expect organizations will "see reductions in risk scores over time based on the amount of data provided, which may result in reduced hold times, fewer exams and reduced costs to the importer." LINK will continue to serve as the public portal for consumers and other third parties to access your certificates and declarations, and as the private portal for brands, retailers, and supply chain partners to manage product, testing and certification details, including the CPSC-registered product ID.

Note that an optional data element for registration with CPSC is a link (URL) to the lab test report supporting the product safety testing methods and results. If your lab reports have been uploaded into Test Requests and/or Compliance Records in LINK, these can be made accessible to the public in the same manner as product certificates. An optional configuration setting available with the LINK/eFiling integration will automate the approval and publishing tasks, allowing trusted suppliers to self-publish certificates and lab reports.

Consult the release notes for details on these and other new features in LINK Services updates.

Product Certificate Automation

Certificates can be automatically generated in LINK when testing is completed; through an import spreadsheet containing a list of products meeting all testing criteria; or through integration with the brand’s PLM.

When the certificate is created, the product details are transmitted to the CPSC eFiling system, which returns a CPSC Product ID. That ID is stored on the Compliance Record and is searchable. There is no requirement for the ID to appear on the certificate, and it is only used as evidence of product registration.

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