CPSC Requirements

CPSC – Requirements & Certificates

As required by the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), manufacturers and importers of certain general use products (non-children’s products) for which consumer product safety rules apply, must certify, in a written General Certificate of Conformity (GCC) based on testing or a reasonable testing program, that their products comply with those applicable rules. Manufacturers and importers of children’s products must certify, in a written Children’s Product Certificate (CPC) based on test results from a CPSC-accepted laboratory, that their children’s products comply with applicable children’s product safety rules. The certificate must be completed in English and must contain all required information.

All vendors are required to complete, and retain for a minimum of 5 years, a GCC and/or CPC for in-scope products being shipped to URBN. These certificates should accompany the shipments of the goods and must be made available to URBN within 24 hours of request.

Products that are covered by a CPSC-enforced regulation include but are not limited to:

  • Adult Wearing Apparel
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Furniture
  • Children’s Apparel and Sleepwear
  • Children’s Products

It is the responsibility of the vendor, not URBN, to determine whether a product is covered by a CPSC-enforced regulation and/or requires a GCC/CPC. Additionally, it is the vendor’s responsibility to determine the contents of the applicable certificate.

Vendors can find detailed information on GCC and CPC requirements on the www.cpsc.gov website. Below are a few helpful links:

CPSC Regulated Products: https://www.cpsc.gov/Regulations-Laws–Standards/Regulations-Mandatory-Standards-Bans

Products Requiring a GCC: https://www.cpsc.gov/Business–Manufacturing/Testing-Certification/Lab-Accreditation/Rules-Requiring-a-General-Certificate-of-Conformity

Information on Children’s Products: https://www.cpsc.gov/Business–Manufacturing/Business-Education/childrens-products/



GCC/CPC Requirements – Vendor Responsibility

All vendors producing goods that are covered by a CPSC regulation must complete a General Certificate of Conformity and/or Children’s Product Certificate prior to the PO being shipped. Certificate templates are available on www.urbnvendor.com.

These certificates should accompany the shipments of the goods and must be made available to URBN within 24 hours of request.

Domestic Orders

Domestic vendors (or vendors acting as their own importers of record) must email all completed certificates to cpsc@urbanout.com prior to shipment.

  • Style number & PO # should be referenced in the subject line.

Orders for which URBN is acting as Importer of Record

When URBN is acting as importer of record, vendor must submit certificates (and test reports when applicable) with shipping documents. The information below may be used on the GCC:

Importer Name: Urban Outfitters, Inc.
Full Mailing Address: 5000 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA  19112
Phone Number: 215-454-5500

Name of Individual Maintaining Test Results: Lynsie Reese
Full Mailing Address:
5000 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19112
Phone Number:

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