Chemical, flammability, and safety lab testing is often required when importing and manufacturing clothing and other textiles in the United States. In this guide, we cover textiles testing costs, standards, compliance risks, and more. Continue reading Clothing & Textiles Product Lab Testing in the United States
Third-party heavy metals lab testing is mandatory for a wide range of products in the European Union, United States, Australia, and many other countries. In this guide, we explain what all importers must know about heavy metals testing costs, materials, limitations, risks, and how to handle failed test results. Continue reading Heavy Metals Product & Material Lab Testing: A Complete Guide
Third-party lab testing is required in order to verify compliance with one or more FCC rules. In this guide, we explain what ‘FCC lab testing’ actually means, and to which products the testing procedures apply. Further, we also cover costs, managing testing failure, and more. Continue reading FCC Product Lab Testing: A Complete Guide
Product testing according to UL standards is necessary if you plan to sell electronic and electrical products in the United States – in particular, if you’re an Amazon seller. In this guide, we explain what UL testing is, how much you should expect to pay, Amazon requirements, dealing with failed tests, and much more. Continue reading UL Standards Lab Testing: A Complete Guide
Planning to import or manufacture supplements in the United States? This guide serves as an introduction to supplement compliance requirements in the US, including FDA regulations, PPPA, GMP, lab testing, labeling, and much more.
Planning to import or manufacture food contact materials, medical devices, cosmetics, or other products covered by FDA rules? In this guide, you will learn the basics of product testing according to FDA compliance requirements.
Note: This guide is only relevant for consumer products, such as kitchen utensils. For example, this guide does not cover testing for pharmaceuticals. Continue reading FDA Product Lab Testing: A Complete Guide
ASTM (American Society for Testing Material) is a non-profit organization in the United States that develops consensus standards for toys, furniture, cosmetics, construction materials, electronics, and other products. It’s often necessary to incorporate ASTM standards into product design and specifications – which in turn requires that you have access to the actual standards.
In this article, we list seven online stores that sell ASTM standards in PDF and hardcopy versions. Continue reading Buying ASTM Standards Online: A Complete Guide
Laser devices imported or manufactured in the United States are subject to safety standards, labeling, certification, and testing requirements. This guide serves as a basic instruction to a wide range of laser devices – including barcode scanners, cosmetic laser devices, laser welding machines, and more.
Children’s school supplies are subject to substance regulations, labeling, certification, and lab testing requirements. In this guide, we cover the basics of CPSIA, ASTM standards, country of origin labeling, and much more.
We also cover some of the main compliance risks importers are exposed to when sourcing school supplies overseas.
Children’s jewelry products are subject to mandatory safety standards, chemical and heavy metals restrictions, lab testing, certification, and labeling requirements in the United States.
In this guide, we introduce the reader to CPSIA, ASTM standards, substance restrictions, and other requirements applicable to children’s jewelry.