List of UL Standards Testing Companies: Our Top 7 Picks

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UL Testing Companies

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Looking for a third-party agency that is qualified to perform testing services against UL standards? In this guide, we introduce several reputable labs that provide comprehensive UL standard testing for several categories of products, including household appliances, lightings, batteries, and furniture. Continue reading List of UL Standards Testing Companies: Our Top 7 Picks

CPSIA Durable Infant or Toddler Products Guide

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All children’s products manufactured or imported in the US are covered by the CPSIA. However, additional requirements apply to certain types of children’s furniture, baby walkers, play yards, and other products classified as durable infant and toddler products.

In this guide, we explain what these additional requirements are, and how this impacts importers and Amazon sellers in particular. Continue reading CPSIA Durable Infant or Toddler Products Guide

Baby Carrier Regulations & Standards in the US: An Overview

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Baby Carriers

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Baby carriers manufactured and imported in the United States are covered by mandatory safety standards, substance restrictions, labeling, certification, and lab testing requirements. In this guide, we cover CPSIA, ASTM standards, and other compliance requirements applicable to several types of baby carriers – including soft infant carriers, frame child carriers, and sling carriers.

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Baby Feeding Bottle Standards & Regulations in the United States

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Baby Feeding Bottle

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Planning to import or manufacture baby feeding bottles in the United States? In this guide, we explain what you must know about safety standards, substance restrictions, labeling requirements, lab testing, and certification.

We also explain why baby bottle importers must be particularly careful when buying from overseas manufacturers.

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California Proposition 65 Guide for US Importers & Amazon Sellers

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California Proposition 65 restricts heavy metals, phthalates, and other substances in consumer products sold in California. The regulation applies to most consumer products, and for all age groups. In this guide, we explain what importers and Amazon sellers must know about restricted substances, warning labeling, lab testing, and compliance risks.

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Occupational Safety and Health Act Guide for US Importers

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The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) sets safety requirements for various types of PPE, workwear, and other related products. Such products include face shields, safety glasses, N95 masks, helmets, and work shoes.

Ensuring compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Act may require that you follow certain ANSI (or other) product standards, arrange lab testing, and issue certain documents – such as a safety manual.

Keep reading, and learn what American importers must know about the Occupational Safety and Health Act.

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Mattress Regulations in the United States: An Overview

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Planning to manufacture or import mattresses in the United States? In this guide, we cover flammability standards, warning labels, chemicals, and heavy metals limits, lab testing options, and much more.

Mentioned Products

  • Crib mattresses
  • Bunk bed mattresses
  • Convertible sofa bed mattresses
  • Futons

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Small Parts Regulations & Warnings in the United States

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Planning to import children’s products to the US? If your products contain parts such as beads, marbles, balls, or other small parts that might detach from it and pose a potential hazard of clogging the esophagus of young children, we suggest you read this article, to understand the CPSC requirements. Continue reading Small Parts Regulations & Warnings in the United States

California Proposition 65 Product Lab Testing: A Complete Guide

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California Prop 65 lab testing

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California Proposition 65 restricts more than 800 chemicals and heavy metals, including lead, cadmium, and phthalates. Further, California Proposition 65 applies to consumer products for all age groups.

In this guide, we explain what Amazon sellers, importers, and manufacturers must know about California Proposition 65 lab testing – including costs, sample submissions, lead times, failed test results, and more. Continue reading California Proposition 65 Product Lab Testing: A Complete Guide

Country of Origin Requirements in the United States: An Overview

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Country of origin labeling is mandatory for all consumer products imported and sold in the United States. Country of origin labeling is often as straightforward as printing a ‘Made in [INSERT COUNTRY]’ on the product and its packaging. That being said, there are exemptions for some products, and it’s sometimes not that simple to determine the actual country of origin.

In this guide, we explain what importers and Amazon sellers must know about country of origin labeling rules in the United States, including product exemptions, origin rules, placement, and more.

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