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Children’s Products

Products made for children have many specific safety standards and legal requirements that vary around the world. Etsy cannot advise on how to comply with the law and it’s up to you to ensure that you comply with all local laws and regulations for the markets you serve.

Things to consider when you’re listing handmade or vintage items intended for children in your shop:

  • Could the item present any serious choking hazards (example: small parts)?

  • Could the item pose any other health risks if ingested (example: magnets)?

  • Am I listing an item that has been recalled (example: drop-side cribs)?

  • Have I embellished any toy or clothing with beads, paint, ribbon, or other potentially dangerous materials that may be harmful to children?

Though not exhaustive, here are some additional resources if you plan to create items for children. We recommend you speak with a qualified expert for advice about your specific items.

US resources

CPSC - What is a Children’s Product?

Resellers Guide to Selling Safer Products

Keeping Up With CPSIA Overview of CPSIA Product Testing Requirements

“Trouble in Toyland” Report by US Public Interest Research Group

European resources

Child Safety Regulations and Standards

European Commission - CE Marking

UK - Proper Labeling for Children’s Toys

UK - Safety of Children’s Clothing


Mandatory Standards for Consumer Products

Toys for children up to and including 36 months of age


Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA)

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