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
Planning to import or sell products in Singapore? In this guide, we cover labeling requirements for a wide array of consumer products. This includes clothing and textiles labels, children’s product labels, electronics labels, furniture labels, and more.
EN standards cover everything from electrical safety and substances, to mechanical toy safety. It’s often necessary that importers and manufacturers carefully study the technical aspects of all relevant EN standards even at the early stages of product development. That said, EN standards are generally not available for free – but must be purchased online.
Further, EN standards can often be purchased both digitally (PDF file) or as a physical hardcopy.
In this guide, we list several online stores where you can buy EN standards covering electronics, toys, textiles, medical devices, machinery, and many other product categories. Continue reading Buying EN Standards Online: A How-To Guide
User instructions are generally speaking documents explaining how to install, properly use, and dispose of products. User instructions can also include battery replacement instructions, warning texts, and more.
While consumers often take user instructions for granted, many importers and manufacturers overlook the fact that user instructions are mandatory for a wide range of products in the European Union. Hence, failing to create a sufficient user instruction document can result in fines or a product recall.
Keep reading, and learn the basics that importers, manufacturers, and Amazon sellers must know about creating user instructions for electronics, toys, and many other consumer products.
Planning to import batteries to the EU? In this guide, we introduce what importers and manufacturers should know about the Battery Directive, including restricted substances, labeling requirements, registration process, collection and recycling scheme, and testing companies providing product compliance services. Continue reading Battery Directive Guide for EU Importers: An Overview
Understanding labeling requirements is essential for Canadian importers and manufacturers. In this guide, we cover the Textile Labeling Act (TLA), children’s product labeling, electronics labeling, CSA marks, language requirements, and more.
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 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.
Baby carriers imported to and manufactured in the European Union must be designed to comply with safety standards in mind. There are also chemicals and heavy metals restrictions to factor in. In addition, baby carriers must also be correctly labeled, lab tested, and documented.
In this guide, we cover what EU-based importers and manufacturers must know about baby carrier compliance requirements, including GPSD, EN 13209-1, EN 13209-2, REACH, and more.
Planning or import or manufacture supplements in the European Union? In this guide, we cover the basics of substance restrictions, labeling, notification, documentation, and lab testing requirements for a range of supplements products in the EU.
Supplements are considered as food products in the EU and are mainly regulated by Directive 2002/46/EC – which we cover in more detail in this guide. That said, other regulations may apply if the supplements contain colorants or sweeteners.