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CPSC RIN: 3041-AD78 Publication ID: Spring 2021 
Title: Update to CPSC Rules for Testing and Labeling Pertaining to Product Certification and Requirements Pertaining to Third Party Conformity Assessment Bodies 
Abstract:

In December 2017, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) issued new versions of the standards, "ISO/IEC 17025:2017 General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories” and "ISO/IEC 17011:2004 Conformity assessment - Requirements for Accreditation Bodies Accrediting Conformity Assessment Bodies.” The CPSC regulation for acceptance of third-party testing laboratories is 16 CFR part 1112. The CPSC regulation for testing and labeling pertaining to product certification is 16 CFR part 1107. In FY 2021, staff is scheduled to submit a briefing package to the Commission that recommends a direct final rule to amend 16 CFR part 1112 to update the incorporation by reference from ISO/IEC 17025:2005 to ISO/IEC 17025:2017. The direct final rule will also amend 16 CFR part 1107 to update the incorporation by reference from ISO/IEC 17025:2005 to ISO/IEC 17025:2017 and the incorporation by reference from ISO/IEC 17011:2004 to ISO/IEC 17011:2017.

 
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission(CPSC)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
CFR Citation: 16 CFR 1107 and 16 CFR 1112   
Legal Authority: Pub. L. 110-314, sec. 102   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
Staff Sends Direct Final Rule Briefing Package to Commission  05/00/2021 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Scott Heh
Laboratory Accreditation Program Manager
Consumer Product Safety Commission
National Product Testing and Evaluation Center, 5 Research Place,
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone:301 504-7646
Email:  sheh@cpsc.gov