List of CPSC Accepted Product Testing Labs: An Overview

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If you are importing or manufacturing children’s products in the United States, you must comply with the CPSIA requirements. This includes lab testing, which must be performed by a CPSC-accepted lab.

Once your product passes the relevant tests, the lab issues a test report, which proves compliance with the requirements.

Note that a lab is not “accepted” for all CPSIA-covered products by default. Instead, it might only be accepted for specific regulatory parts, such as 16 CFR Part 1250, and for some of their facilities.

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We have selected testing companies that are featured on the List of CPSC-Accepted Testing Laboratories. Also, we have prioritized companies that have testing facilities in both the United States and Asia.

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Cosmetic Testing Companies in the European Union

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Cosmetic Testing Companies in the European Union

Before a cosmetic product is placed in the EU market, a safety assessment of the cosmetic product must be conducted and a cosmetic product safety report drafted.

Some cosmetics testing companies can help in performing the necessary testing to verify that your product doesn’t contain banned substances – and compiling the documents needed to create the cosmetic product safety report.

In this article, we list companies that claim to have lab testing facilities in the EU and provide testing services for cosmetic products according to the provisions in the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

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List of FCC Lab Testing Companies: Our Top 11 Picks

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FCC Testing Companies

Lab testing is generally necessary to ensure that your electronic and electrical products comply with the requirements set by the FCC, which regulates the electromagnetic radiation and other aspects of such equipments in the United States. This includes both products products that intentionally emit radio frequency energy (e.g. bluetooth speaker) and unintentional radiators (e.g. wired mouse).

This guide list some of the leading testing and certification companies that offer FCC testing and other related services. It includes companies based in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Continue reading List of FCC Lab Testing Companies: Our Top 11 Picks

For how long are lab test reports valid?

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Lab Test Report Validity

Test reports usually don’t have a clearly defined validity date. However, that does not mean that the test report is valid indefinitely. There are many scenarios in which a test report is rendered either outdated or for other reasons no longer applicable to a certain product.
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Food Contact Material Regulations in the United Kingdom

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Food Contact Material Regulations in the United Kingdom

Are you importing or manufacturing food contact materials (FCM) products for the UK market? Applicable regulations might vary according to the type of product and material. Also, depending on the product, you would have to observe FCM regulations which may continue to come from EU regulatory sources.

This article covers documentation, labelling and other requirements that are applicable to various FCMs. This article does not cover FCM regulations for Northern Ireland.
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Eurofins Testing and Certification Services Guide: An Overview

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Eurofins Guide
Eurofins is a world-renowned testing and certification company that provides high-quality services to companies all over the world. Founded in 1987, the company is headquartered in Luxembourg and has offices and labs in more than 70 countries and markets, including the EU, the US, and China.

This guide explores how Eurofins came to be, and which countries and markets it provides services for. In addition, we cover the various testing and certification services offered by the company and its accreditations.

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QIMA Testing and Certification Services Guide: An Overview

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QIMA Guide

QIMA, formerly known as AsiaInspection, is a relative newcomer to the testing, inspection, and certification industry. That said, QIMA is a pioneer when it comes to providing an easy-to-use digital platform for booking lab testing and quality inspections.

In many ways, QIMA has made product compliance testing, inspection, and certification more accessible and affordable to SMEs and e-commerce businesses.

This guide serves as an introduction to QIMA’s company history, testing and inspection services, main markets, accreditations, and more.

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SGS Testing and Certification Services Guide: An Overview

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SGS Guide

SGS is often synonymous with product testing and certification to the point that manufacturers sometimes refer to lab testing as “SGS testing”. That’s not surprising, given the incredible scope of product compliance services offered by Switzerland-based SGS.

This guide serves as an introduction to SGS company history, testing and certification services, main markets, accreditations, and more.

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Bureau Veritas Testing and Certification Services Guide: An Overview

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Bureau Veritas Guide

Bureau Veritas is nearly 200 years old, with origins in the maritime industry. Today, the French giant offers a wide range of testing and certification services applicable to nearly every consumer product sold on the planet. It also has offices and testing facilities in Europe, Asia, and the Americas.

This guide serves as an introduction to Bureau Veritas company history, testing and certification services, main markets, accreditations, and more.

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Intertek Testing and Certification Services Guide: An Overview

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Intertek Guide

Intertek has established itself as one of the world’s leading testing and certification companies. Headquartered in London, the company offers certification and testing services to brands, importers, and manufacturers desiring to ensure the safety of their products.

Intertek also has numerous accreditations, such as A2LA, UKAS, and ISO 17021.

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