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As a result, toys , textiles and apparel , jewelry and most other children’s products (primarily intended for use by children 12 years of age and younger) manufactured on or after January 1, 2012, must be certified as meeting these and any other applicable CPSC safety standards (., lead paint and small parts) as specifically required in accordance with CPSC Testing and Certification Rule . These certificates must be issued based on passing test results from a CSPC-recognized third-party testing lab. In addition, in December 2011, the CPSC formally recognized the allowance of testing of component parts and materials in lieu of final product testing, if strict recordkeeping and other requirements are met. These new developments, among other new and pending CPSC regulations affecting toys and other children’s products sold in the ., mean that makers and importers of such products need to reassess their CPSC compliance efforts and programs. Failure to comply with these new requirements could mean the delay or seizure of products at . ports-of-entry, and could even lead to fines being levied by the CPSC.