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Testing for the US market

SATRA’s range of tests accredited by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) was extended on 1st January, allowing SATRA to offer members additional testing services for products destined for the US market.

Since January 2012, it has been federal law in the US for manufacturers and importers of children’s products (including footwear) to produce a Children’s Product Certificate (CPC) for each product shipment.
To do this, the products need to have been tested by a CPSC-approved laboratory to comply with the relevant US children’s product safety regulations. While there are many product-specific tests for consumer products such as toys, the total lead requirements apply to all products, including footwear.

SATRA has developed internal testing procedures to assess children’s products in line with CPSC methods E1001-08.2, E1002-08.2 and E1003-09.1. These methods assess the lead content in paints or similar surface coatings, metal and non-metal items. The methods for metal and non-metal items have been added to SATRA’s list after a recent successful UKAS quality audit.

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Please email for more information on testing products for possibly harmful substances.

Publishing Data

This article was originally published on page 3 of the February 2013 issue of SATRA Bulletin.

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