Fake Product Certificates & Test Reports

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Fake Product Certificates & Test Reports

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Product compliance can be expensive. Consultants and lab testing services can cost thousands of dollars. As such, suppliers have an incentive to cut corners by either creating or buying fake lab test reports and product certificates – for a fraction of what it would cost to do it the right way.

As I write this, we’re in the midst of an enormous medical supplies gold rush. Suppliers and buyers alike are desperate the capitalize on the only booming industry in existence today.

We do a lot of supplier screenings involving document checks. Never before have I seen so many bogus test reports, “CE certificates” and other deceptive documents. That being said, I’ve dealt with this problem for almost ten years now – so it’s certainly not new. Continue reading Fake Product Certificates & Test Reports

List of Products Covered by FDA Regulations: An Overview

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In this article, we list products covered by one or more FDA rules or regulations. FDA regulations cover a wide range of products, including food contact materials, medical devices, sunglasses, supplement and more.

Note: This article also lists some FDA regulations/rules applicable to certain product categories. Notice that the lists are not definitive or kept up to date.

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Amazon Product Lab Testing Requirements: An Overview

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Third-party lab testing is mandatory for a growing number of products sold on Amazon.com. In this guide, we explain what Amazon sellers must know about product testing, safety standards, and test report submissions. Continue reading Amazon Product Lab Testing Requirements: An Overview

Safety Data Sheet (SDS) Guide For Importers & Amazon Sellers

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If you’re importing products or selling on Amazon, chances are that you’ll need to provide a Safety Data Sheet (SDS). In this guide, you will learn what an SDS is, how to get one, and why many suppliers in China and other Asian countries can’t issue one for you.

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How to Verify if a Supplier Can Make Safe And Compliant Products

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Far from all manufacturers have the capability to manufacture compliant products. Even fewer suppliers can offer a full set of compliance documents, such as test reports and technical files.

So how do you verify if a supplier has the right compliance documentation, or at least the capability to manufacture compliant products?

Many importers assume that the solution is as simple as asking for a test report, but as I explain in this guide, the reality is far more complex and risky. Continue reading How to Verify if a Supplier Can Make Safe And Compliant Products