BLC CPSC & CPSIA Testing Services
In order to successfully retail, manufacture, distribute or import children’s products into the United States (US), the items first have to comply according to CPSC and CPSIA testing standards.
BLC is a CPSC accredited laboratory (CPSC 1049), testing for the presence of the restricted substances of lead and phthalates in products against the CPSC standard in various products.
Lead is a low cost and abundant heavy metal which is widely used across various products and manufacturing sectors. Lead and lead compounds can be found in a large number of consumer products, including paints/coatings, toys, bags, belts, footwear, jewellery and accessories.
BLC provides a full range of lead and heavy metal tests:
- Heavy metals testing
- Lead testing
- Cadmium testing
- Mercury testing
- Nickel testing
- Chromium 3 and chromium 6
Phthalates are high production volume chemicals used primarily as plasticizers in polyvinylchloride (PVC) and polyurethane (PU) products. There are several different kinds of phthalates used for a wide variety of consumer products including toys, garments, footwear, accessories, luggage and food contact materials.
BLC provides a full range of phthalates testing.
About the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
The CPSC is an independent agency of the US government. It is the regulatory body for product safety and compliance for the US and is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction.
About the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) of 2008
The CPSIA controls the amount of lead and phthalates in consumer products designed or intended primarily for children 12 years of age or younger, as well as setting out requirements for flammability testing. These regulations are law and testing of products is mandatory. This safety standard has been widely adopted voluntarily to control the amount of lead in all products sold within the USA.
Why choose BLC to conduct your CPSC & CPSIA testing?
- CPSC accredited laboratory (CPSC 149)
- One of the fastest testing laboratories in Europe
- Experts in chemical testing and compliance – over 95 years’ experience
- Technical support and guidance if and when failures occur
- Solutions to cleanse and reduce toxic chemicals from your supply chain
- Expert advice and solutions on legislation and supply chain compliance