Safety

Educated Today for Safer Learning Tomorrow

Child safety is top priority and at Kohburg, we guarantee all of our products are in compliance with all federal safety regulations. We are the only company in the industry who has more than six, in-house Safety Assurance Engineers (SAE). All of our SAEs are trained by federally accredited laboratories to ensure all of our products are made in accordance with the newest federal safety regulations.


Being familiar with government imposed safety standards can increase buyer awareness; thus ensuring children are learning with the highest quality and safest products available. Become educated today for safer learning tomorrow.


Child Safety: the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA)



In a strong effort to further protect and create awareness amongst today's child products consumers, the U.S. government passed the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA-HR4040) under the Bush presidency in 2008. This federal law targets consumer products used by children under 12-years old and was placed in effect to:

  • Improve Product Safety.
  • Increase Manufacturer Accountability
  • Enhance Data & Record Keeping

The CPSIA protects children by limiting total lead content (by weight) within a child product's material composition, substrate(s) and paint or surface coatings. Manufacturers, importers, distributors and retailers of children's products are all subject to the same stringent guidelines and regulations:


Total lead content in substrate must be under 100 parts per million (ppm) starting August 14, 2011.

Paint or Surface Coating lead content must be under 90 ppm

Phthalate (industrial chemicals used to make plastics) concentrations must be under 0.1%

Toy Safety Standard, ASTM F963-07 is mandatory and third party testing reports are required for proof of compliance

Only Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) accredited 3rd party, independent laboratories can issue authorized testing reports


German TUV Rheinland Group Laboratory



CPSIA certified products must be tested at a 3rd party, independent laboratory that is CPSC certified. Without CPSC certification, a laboratory's testing documents are not deemed credible nor will they be accepted as compliable evidence for the CPSIA federal safety law.


Industry leading manufacturers turn to the same laboratory for product testing and with over 140 years of company history and industrial experiences, German TUV Rheinland Laboratory is the largest and most credible independent testing laboratory in the world.


Having one of the most comprehensively equipped and United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) accredited facilities in Europe, TUV is recognized for independently testing and certifying product compliance for a diverse range of international standards. TUV Laboratory currently holds over 100 accreditations and approvals to its resume.


Ask your current or future supplier(s) which 3rd party independent laboratory they use for product testing and whether it's CPSC certified. If it is not or they are not certain, the testing documents they provide their customers are illegitimate and not recognized by the federal government, and thus already violating the federal law.