ETL Certification and Marking: A Complete Guide

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ETL Certification & Marking

Intertek has a long history of providing testing and certification services to clients wanting to ensure their products conform to relevant safety standards and regulations. This includes the ETL Certification Program. ETL stands for Electrical Testing Laboratories, which is Interteks lab testing branch.

When products have been tested and found to be compliant with the program’s requirements, manufacturers and importers can affix the ETL Mark on their products.

There are several types of ETL marks that can be used by companies whose products have been found compliant, including the ETL Listed Mark and the ETL Verified Mark.

This guide includes a list of ETL-covered products, information about ETL Certification, ETL Mark, and ETL Listing. Additionally, we explain the necessary steps that must be taken to ensure compliance, and how much it costs to have your products certified via Intertek’s ETL Certification Program.

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List of Product Liability Insurance Companies in Canada

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Canada Product Liability Insurance

Products sold in Canada must comply with national product safety standards, labeling, and certification requirements. That said, unforeseen manufacturing and design defects can render your products unsafe and non-compliant – which in turn can result in injury or property damage.

Should the worst happen, product liability insurance can serve as a last line of defense as it can cover costs (at least in part) arising from claims or legal fees.

In this guide, we list some of Canada’s leading product liability insurance companies, brokers, and agencies – that can help protect your business. Continue reading List of Product Liability Insurance Companies in Canada

Furniture Regulations in Canada: An Overview

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Furniture Regulations Canada

Furniture importers and manufacturers in Canada are responsible for ensuring compliance with a range of standards and regulations. In this guide, we cover Canadian children’s furniture standards, labeling requirements, lab testing, and much more.

Mentioned Products

  • Couches
  • Mattresses
  • Glass enclosures
  • Children’s furniture
  • Futons

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Children’s Product and Toy Safety Regulations in Canada: An Overview

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Children Products Safety Regulations Canada

About to sell toys or other children’s products in Canada? In this guide, we explain what importers and manufacturers must know about Canadian toy safety standards, chemical restrictions, labeling, lab testing, and documentation.

Mentioned Products

  • Plush toys
  • Electronic toys
  • Children’s jewelry
  • Children’s clothing
  • Children’s furniture
  • Feeding bottles

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Food Contact Materials Regulations in Canada: An Overview

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Food Contact Material Regulations Canada

Planning to import or manufacture drinkware, cutlery, food packaging, or other food contact materials in Canada? In this guide,  we explain what Canadian businesses must know about substance regulations, product standards, lab testing, labeling requirements, and more.

Mentioned Products

  • Drinkware
  • Cutlery
  • Food packaging
  • Plastic food containers
  • Glass food containers
  • Ceramic food containers
  • Kettles
  • Infant feeding bottles
  • Pacifiers

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Electronic Product Regulations in Canada: An Overview

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Electronics Regulations Canada

Planning to import electronic products to Canada? In this guide, you will learn what Canadian electronics importers must know about CSA C22.1, Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA), Labeling Requirements, Documentation, Lab Testing, and more.

Mentioned Products

  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth devices
  • RFID devices
  • Electrical toys
  • Wireless microphones
  • Battery chargers
  • Residential detectors
  • Electrical medical devices

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List of Product Lab Testing Companies in Canada: Our Top 9 Picks

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Lab Testing Company Canada

Looking for a product lab testing company in Canada? In this guide, we list some of Canada’s leading testing firms, offering compliance testing services for apparel, electronics, medical devices, and many other products. In addition, we also list their main product areas and services. Continue reading List of Product Lab Testing Companies in Canada: Our Top 9 Picks

Clothing and Textiles Regulations in Canada: A Complete Guide

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Textiles Regulations in Canada

Planning to import and sell clothing or other textiles products in Canada? In this guide, written by Shufen Lee based in Toronto, you will learn what textiles importers must know about restricted chemicals, labeling requirements, children’s clothing regulations, and flammability.

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