• List of California Proposition 65 Product Testing Companies

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    California Proposition 65, which is also known as CA Prop 65, is a California right-to-know law that regulates more than 800 substances in all consumer products. All consumer products sold in California must comply with the CA Prop 65 regulations.

    Third-party lab testing is the only way to ensure your products are CA Prop 65 compliant.

    In this article, we list some lab testing companies that provide CA Prop 65 product testing services.

    Intertek

    Intertek was established as a chemical testing laboratory in 1885. Today Intertek has more than 44,000 employees in 1,000 locations covering over 100 countries.

    Intertek provides lab testing, inspection, and certification for customers to ensure the quality and safety of their products, processes or systems. They provide CA Prop 65 lab testing and 24/7 support to ensure that you will get help at any time.

    Services

    • Product testing
    • Product inspection
    • Product certification
    • Company information

    Company information

    a. Year of Registration: 1885

    b. Countries with Testing Facilities: Over 100 countries in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, and the Asia Pacific

    c. Accreditations and Certificates: A2LA, ANSI, FCC, IAS, and many others.

    HQ Address: 33 Cavendish Square, London, UK

    TÜV Rheinland

    TÜV Rheinland is a global lab testing company founded in 1874 in Germany. TÜV Rheinland provides product lab testing, auditing, certification, inspection, and consulting services for customers. They have more than 20,000 employees and 972 offices worldwide.

    TÜV Rheinland offers a complete range of chemical testing, certification, auditing, and advisory services on CA Prop 65 regulation and standards applicable to consumer products. They will conduct all types of required testing related to CA Prop 65, and advise of any changes necessary to ensure compliance.

    Testing included hazardous substances listed under CA Prop 65 like Azo dyes, biocides, chemical residues, chlorinated phenols and more.

    Services

    • Product testing and assessment
    • Certification and auditing
    • Inspections and supervision
    • Training and qualification
    • Consulting and project management

    Company information

    a. Year of Registration: 1973

    b. Countries with Testing Facilities: Over 100 countries in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, and the Asia Pacific

    c. Accreditations and Certificates: UL, ETL, CSA, IEC, NRTL, SCC, EMC with A2La and many others.

    HQ Address: 30519 Hannover, Germany

    QIMA

    QIMA (formerly AsiaInspection) was founded in Hong Kong in 2005. They provide supply chain compliance solutions including onsite inspections, supplier audits, and lab testing. QIMA now has 20 offices with over 2,300 employees in over 85 countries.

    QIMA offers comprehensive programs to help with the CA Prop 65 compliance. They will conduct product assessments, relevant lab testing, technical guidance and settlement reviews for your products.

    If you would like to know more about what you can get with their CA Prop 65 lab testing service, you can access their sample reports available on their website.

    Services

    • Product testing
    • On-site inspection
    • Auditing
    • Compliance training and e-Learning

    Company information

    a. Year of Registration: 2005

    b. Countries with Testing Facilities: China, Hong Kong, Philippines, India, Vietnam, Spain, UK, France, USA, Canada, Mexico, and others.

    c. Accreditations and Certificates: ISO 9001:2015, IFIA, ANAB, CPSIA, and many others.

    HQ Address: Sino Plaza 8th Floor, 255-257 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

    SGS

    SGS was established in 1878 as a grain inspection house in Switzerland. After many years of development, today SGS has more than 94,000 employees and over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.

    SGS’s CA Prop 65 services provide analytical testing and consultancy services to evaluate your products and recommend a solution to ensure CA Prop 65 compliance. They can help you to determine whether your products contain any listed chemicals under CA Prop 65 and also monitor CA Prop 65 developments and settlements.

    They offer CA Prop 65 testing for a wide variety of materials and products including drugs, gloves, textiles, stationery, toys, and others.

    Services

    • Product testing
    • Project management
    • Facilities management
    • Quality inspection
    • Audit, certification, and verification

    Company information

    a. Year of Registration: 1878

    b. Countries with Testing Facilities: Including North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, and the Asia Pacific.

    c. Accreditations and Certificates: ISO/IEC 17065, LCB, HKTEC, OFCA, and many others.

    HQ Address: 1 Place des Alpes, P.O. Box 2152, 1211 Geneva 1, Switzerland

    Bureau Veritas

    Bureau Veritas was founded in Belgium in 1828; initially, the company mainly provided information on shipping and equipment. Today, Bureau Veritas offers a wide range of services including lab testing, inspection, certification and supply chain solutions.

    Bureau Veritas provides CA Prop 65 testing services to determine whether your products contain any listed chemicals under the regulation. They help to identify exposure routes and assess the risk levels of your products. Then can also help clients to build in the appropriate requirements into their testing and quality assurance program on an ongoing basis.

    On their website, you can find regulatory updates, webinars and sample reports for CA Prop 65.

    Services

    • Product testing and inspection
    • Product certification
    • Factory assessments
    • Supply chain solutions

    Company information

    a. Year of Registration: 1828

    b. Countries with Testing Facilities: China, Hong Kong, Bangladesh, India, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Guatemala, Mexico, USA, Germany, Turkey, UK, and others.

    c. Accreditations and Certificates: A2LA, CPSC, ISO, OHSAS, COFRAC, ZLS, AKS, and many others.

    HQ Address: 67/71, Boulevard du Chateau Neuilly-Sur-Seine, 92200, France

    CMA Testing

    CMA testing was founded in 1979 as a Hong Kong-based testing company. They specialize in testing, inspection and certification services covering CA Prop 65, REACH, WEEE, RoHS, and other regulations, for a wide range of consumer products.

    After you submit a requisition form for your products’ CA prop 65 testings, they will perform the test and, as long as your product is compliant, they will draft a test report for your products.
    Also, they offer an online platform that allows clients to track the test status anytime.

    Services

    • Product testing
    • Product certification
    • Factory inspection
    • Factory audit

    Company information

    a. Year of Registration: 1981

    b. Countries with Testing Facilities: 12 countries across Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and North America.

    c. Accreditations and Certificates: HKAS, EMSD, JTA, VDE, FCC, ISTA, GAC and others.

    HQ Address: Room 1302, Yan Hing Centre, 9-13 Wong Chuk Yeung Street, Fo Tan, Shatin, N.T. Hong Kong

    ATS

    ATS was founded in 1967 as a testing company that provides lab testing, inspections, and product consultation.

    ATS provides testing services to help clients achieve and maintain CA Prop 65 compliance. They can help you to test for toxic levels of harmful cancer-producing chemicals in household products including dyes and solvents.

    Services

    • Material testing
    • Chemical analysis
    • Factory inspection
    • Safety assessment

    Company information

    a. Year of Registration: 1967

    b. Countries with Testing Facilities: Over 13 states in the United States

    c. Accreditations and Certificates: ASTM, ISO/IEC, AES, 10 CFR, ASME, ANSI, and others.

    HQ Address: 1049 Triad Court, Marietta, GA 30062, U.S.

    ALS

    ALS was founded in 1986 by Steve Vincent and Mike Shelton, two analytical research scientists. ALS is a full-service analytical laboratory with over 50 locations throughout the USA and Canada.

    ALS provides CA Prop 65 lab testing to determine if your product complies with the regulation.

    On their website, you can find details about CA Prop 65 test methods including product scope, QC requirements, method citation, and other information.

    Services

    • Lab testing
    • Product inspection and supervision
    • Quality assurance
    • Drug testing
    • Environmental testing
    • Food safety and quality

    Company information

    a. Year of Registration: 1986

    b. Countries with Testing Facilities: Over 350 across Europe, North America and the Asia Pacific

    c. Accreditations and Certificates: ISO/IEC, ASME, ANSI, and many others.

    HQ Address: 10450 Stancliff Road, Suite 210, Houston, TX, 77099, U.S.

    Merit

    Merit was founded in 1987 as an environmental testing laboratory in Michigan, U.S. They work with a wide range of industries for lab testing services to ensure the quality and safety standards of products.

    Merit provides analytical laboratory testing services on products for restricted chemicals or substances regulated under CA Prop 65. Merit developed specific sample preparation procedures consisting of acidic dissolution of lead from the products with acetic acid.

    Also, they perform product testing to support other programs for inorganic and organic toxic chemicals, including Bisphenol A(BPA) and mercury.

    Services

    • Product lab testing
    • Site investigations and remediation
    • Drink water testing
    • Food testing

    Company information

    a. Year of Registration: 1987

    b. Countries with Testing Facilities: The United States

    c. Accreditations and Certificates: ISO, NELAP, DoD ELAP, and many others

    HQ Address: 2680 East Lansing Drive, East Lansing, Michigan, 48823, U.S.

    Frequently asked questions

    How do I choose a lab for CA Prop 65 testing?

    Unlike CPSC regulations for children’s products, for which you have to conduct third party testing by an accredited testing lab, CA Prop 65 does not designate any specific laboratory for testing.

    However, you need to make sure that your testing laboratory is up to date with the latest version of CA Prop 65 regulations as the restricted substances list under CA Prop 65 is updated on a non-regular basis.

    How long it takes to get my product tested for CA Prop 65?

    The testing process time may vary depending on the company and if you have any additional requirements. In general, it could take more than a mouth including sending samples and receiving the test result.

    How much does a CA Prop 65 test cost?

    The testing cost depends on the number of products, materials, and colors. Most of our customers pay around $300 per SKU they get CA Prop 65 tested.

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  • 4 Responses to “List of California Proposition 65 Product Testing Companies

    1. Aury Hathout at 2:25 am

      Hello,

      Thank you for the list of Prop. 65 providers!

      Can you tell me what is the process to have Enviropass on that list?
      https://www.getenviropass.com/

      At Enviropass, we offer Prop.65, RoHS, REACH and other product environmental compliance solutions: https://www.getenviropass.com/services/

      I look forward to hearing from you!

      Aury

      1. Fredrik Gronkvist at 1:56 pm

        Hi Aury,

        I have sent you an email

    2. Lucia at 5:48 am

      Hi Vincent, thank you for your article. Could you confirm me if the label printed in baby pajamas need to be test for ftalatos, lead and for the 65 California proposition 65?

      1. Fredrik Gronkvist at 10:52 am

        Hello Lucia,

        We cannot confirm that. You need to contact a lab.

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