Restricted Substances Resources

The Art & Creative Materials Institute (ACMI)

The ACMI is an international association of more than 200 art, craft and creative material manufacturers seeking to promote safety in art and creative products through its certification program. The ACMI product certification program includes an ongoing review of the latest scientific and regulatory information available to keep the program current. The program also includes a five-year review of product formulations to meet the requirements of the Labeling of Hazardous Art Materials Act.

ACMI Website

U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is an independent regulatory agency charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with consumer products. The CPSC requires labeling of art materials that have the potential to cause adverse chronic health effects under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act (FHSA). They published an Arts and Crafts Safety Guide in partnership with The Art & Creative Materials Institute (ACMI), Arts, Crafts & Theater Safety, Inc. (ACTS), and The National Art Education Association (NAEA)..

CPSC Website [PDF]

ICTI – Ethical Toy Program


The Ethical Toy Program was founded by the toy industry to reduce audit duplication and improve operational efficiency. We have taken our expertise and engineered a program which is applicable to all industries and any factory-based product, all over the world. ICTI is an audit-based certification program.

ICTI Website [PDF]