It is the vendor’s responsibility to have third party testing on file from a Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) accredited laboratory and conducted within the last calendar year. For a list of CPSC accredited labs, see here: http://www.cpsc.gov/cgi-bin/labsearch/. zulily may, in its discretion, request this information prior to shipment and it must be readily available within 24 hours. zulily currently partners with Intertek Testing Services to provide discounted rates and services. More information including pricing, test request forms, and testing protocols can be found on the zulily vendor portal.
Reasonable Testing Program (RTP)
zulily defines a reasonable testing program in accordance with the guidelines furnished by the CPSC. Vendors and manufacturers should have a “high degree of assurance” that any general use, non-children’s product on zulily complies with applicable safety standards. An RTP should be in writing and agreed upon by all decision making parties within the vendor or manufacturer. It should include material change tracking, component testing, and periodic testing as part of the finished goods or production testing plan. Record keeping is an important aspect of an RTP, as zulily may ask for documents to be furnished at any time. You can find the zulily “Material Change Tracking Form” on the Vendor Portal, in the “Documents” and “Compliance” section. This form should be completed any time a material change or process in product development occurs, in accordance to the rules garnished by the CPSC under the RTP program. More information on a reasonable testing program can be found here: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Business–Manufacturing/Testing-Certification/General-Use-Products-Certification-and-Testing/.
The FHSA under the CPSC requires “hazardous household products” to bear labeling that alerts consumers to the potential hazards that those products present and that tells them what they need to do to protect themselves and their children from those hazards.” All zulily products must comply. Definitions as listed by the CPSC and labeling information can be found here:
zulily recognizes small batch manufacturers that are registered with the Consumer Product Safety Commission. However, in order to do business with zulily, all suppliers must adhere to all domestic federal and state legal requirements applicable to the product they are selling with zulily, regardless of whether it is a children’s or adult product. For more information on the small batch manufacturer program as outlined by the CPSC, please visit their website here: http://www.cpsc.gov/smallbatch
Flammable Fabrics Act
The purpose of the Flammable Fabrics Act, 16 CFR 1610, is to keep dangerously flammable textiles and garments made of these textiles out of commerce. The standard provides methods of testing the flammability of clothing and textiles intended to be used for clothing by classifying fabrics into three flammability classes based on speed of burning. This minimum standard specifies that Class 3 textiles, the most dangerously flammable fabrics, are unsuitable for use in clothing because of their rapid and intense burning. Wearing apparel includes any costume or article of clothing that people wear. The Act applies to all textiles used in adult and children’s wearing apparel. For more information, please visit: https://www.cpsc.gov//PageFiles/95108/clothingflammstd.pdf
Quilted/Filled Apparel Law Label
Applicable to both adult and children’s items, under the law label requirement, the State of Utah requires the manufacturers of quilted and filled clothing such as gloves, hats, coats, slippers, ski bibs and “after-ski booties” to obtain a license for their products prior to offering them for sale in the State. A Uniform Registration Number (URN) is not required; manufacturers may provide their Registration Number, Wool Products Label or company name when registering. Further information may be found at: http://ag.utah.gov/food-safety-consumers/bedding-upholstered-furniture-quilted-clothing.html