The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is actively enforcing CPSC’s labeling and certification requirements with regard to imported consumer products subject to mandatory CPSC standards, including the mattress flammability standards codified at 16 CFR Parts 1632 and 1633. It is common for inspections to be conducted at the port of entry. CPSC co-locates investigators at U.S. ports of entry staffed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection to examine imports as they enter the country. A labeling or certification violation is sufficient cause for CPSC to seize the shipments or take additional enforcement actions.

To avoid being the target of such potentially costly enforcement actions, ISPA members who import products subject to CPSC standards should make certain that their exporters have complied fully with all applicable CPSC requirements, including those that require product labeling and certificates of compliance. To learn more about CPSC product labelling and certification requirements for imports, visit CPSC’s import page at

Please contact Marie Clarke with questions.