JPMA Certification
Program Testing

In today’s marketplace, producing quality and safe juvenile products is doubly challenging. Manufacturers and retailers must not only comply with an increasing number of regulatory requirements and industry standards, but also meet consumer expectations for proactive measures that will keep their children safe. Products that are non-compliant may cause harm to a child or risk being recalled. Poor quality products can result in consumer dissatisfaction and product returns. Both can negatively impact brand image.


The JPMA Certification Program is a voluntary program based on federal and state regulations, developed to guide parents and caregivers toward purchasing juvenile products that are built with safety in mind. The program certifies juvenile products based on standards developed by ASTM International, the largest standards development organization in the world. Once a product passes laboratory testing to mandatory and voluntary standards, it is allowed to use the distinctive JPMA certification mark, visibly demonstrating to consumers that the product is “JPMA Certified” and meets the highest safety standards.

Bureau Veritas is the Program Administrator for the JPMA Certification Program. We oversee matters pertaining to juvenile product pre-market certification, the scheduling of field tests, sample collection, and perform testing of product samples globally to check for compliance with JPMA Certification.

Benefits of JPMA Certification:
• Consumer recognition that products have met the highest safety standards
• Enhanced risk management and brand protection
• Minimization of costly recalls and customer returns
• Protection of consumer from potential harm

Bureau Veritas can conduct performance testing for juvenile product compliance to the Juvenile Product Manufacturers Association certification program worldwide.

  • REPORTS AND SAMPLE STATUS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS:  Ability to access reports and Children’s Product Certificates (CPC) and monitor in real-time the progress of your sample submissions through OneSource, our online information management platform.
  • FREE ACCESS to the juvenile product requirements provided to JPMA members via our Regulations database.
  • TECHNICAL EXPERTISE AND KNOWLEDGE: Our technical staff in the US actively participates in ASTM committees for juvenile products, keeping you at the forefront of new developments.
  • COMMITMENT AND SERVICE: With dedicated JPMA teams in the US and Asia managing all aspects of your certification program, you can be confident that you will receive the highest levels of service.

Bureau Veritas has over 30 years of technical experience and more than 20 years of active participation in ASTM subcommittees. This background enhances our ability to provide quality assurance services that will help strengthen and protect your brand by minimizing the risk of recalls, returns and complaints. Our “one-stop” quality assurance services include quality and safety evaluations, consulting, design evaluations, testing to worldwide standards, inspections, factory audits, and social accountability services.


Some classes of juvenile products for which we can provide certification include:

• Baby changing tables

• Gates and enclosures

• Infant swings

• Baby monitors

• Hand-held infant carriers

• Infant walkers

• Bassinets and cradles

• High chairs

• Play yards

• Bedside sleepers

• Infant bath seats

• Portable bed rails

• Booster seats

• Infant bathers

• Portable hook-on chairs

• Carriages/strollers

• Infant bathtubs

• Sling carriers

• Children’s folding chairs

• Infant bouncer seats

• Soft infant carriers

• Crib mattresses

• Infant floor seats

• Stationary activity centers

• Frame child carriers

• Infant incline seat products

• Toddler beds

• Full-size cribs and non-full size cribs

• Infant and infant/toddler rockers