It’s critical that the footwear products you import are in compliance with U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission — or CPSC. The CPSC is committed to protecting the American public from excessive risks of injury or even death that may arise as a result of using any of the consumer products that fall under the agency’s jurisdiction.
CPSC implements standards that are based on the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act — or CPSIA. These standards address multiple areas, including overall product quality and serviceability, as well as the safety of materials used in the manufacturing of clothing and footwear.
Retailers, import managers, and customs brokers that discover their footwear shipments may be detained for apparent CPSC violations often need to act quickly in order to resolve any issues.
In terms of footwear, there are a variety of potential areas that the CPSC and other agencies may examine to ensure compliance. These could include specific restrictions on children’s footwear, component parts, lead content, or care and content labels to name a few. Fortunately, depending upon the apparent violation, it may be possible to modify the product in order to bring it into compliance.
QCI possesses extensive experience in providing top quality, high-volume repair and rework services to the footwear industry. From parts removal and replacement to label changes or additions, we can work with your technical design and quality assurance teams to make the appropriate product modifications or corrections necessary to achieve CPSC compliance. A proactive approach and a partner like QCI can help with these particularly challenging situations.
If you need assistance in quickly evaluating and examining potential modifications of your footwear import in order to address CPSC violations, contact us for more information. We’ve been providing high volume inspection and repair services for some of America’s top brands since 1986, and we possess the experience and expertise to find and correct almost all quality issues. For more information, please contact us today.