CPSC compliance

All items made and sold by The Back Lot are CPSC compliant.


What does this mean? It means your child's safety is the #1 most important thing. All components used meet the safety regulations set in place by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. All children's items are individually tracked so that in the event of a safety concern, you will be notified immediately. It takes a lot of time and effort to remain CPSC compliant. Thank you for supporting businesses that work hard to stay up to date on safety regulations!

Please read the following for full information:
Under the regulations of the CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) & CPSIA (Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act), nearly all children's products must be tested for various elements to ensure the safety of our children. The elements of importance include: lead, flammability, and phthalates (including BPA).
The most important of these for children's apparel (including cloth diapers) is lead and flammability.


So what does this mean for purchasing clothing for children?
Small business artisans are taking care to respect your family and keep each member as safe as they possibly can. This includes registering their businesses in the federal databases and purchasing materials that are compliant under the CPSC/CPSIA regulations.

How do I know who is compliant and who is not?
Just ask! The small business artisans are banding together to show you that they truly care. As such, you should be able to locate a statement on their web-stores. Such statements as "Meets CPSC Safety Requirements" will let you know that their products have been tested by themselves, or they are registered as a small batch manufacturer and have received a statement from their suppliers that the components have been tested and are safe for use in their products.

As well, you can easily spot an artisan that is likely to be compliant by their use of labeling. Under the CPSC and the FTC (Federal Trade Commission), various products are required to have certain information permanently attached to the finished product before it is sent out to you, the consumer.

For further questions, visit CPSC.gov