Intertek Opens First Toy Testing Laboratory in Gurgaon, India

Gurgaon, 29th August, 2014 - Intertek, a leading provider of quality and safety solutions serving a wide range of industries around the world, opened its first toy testing laboratory in Gurgaon, India. Through comprehensive testing and advisory services, this new NABL accredited laboratory will support toy retailers, brands, and manufacturers, in meeting standards and requirements established by the industry.

The lab offers a variety of services that include safety, physical, mechanical, flammability and chemical tests to ASTM and EN standards, as well as testing to the requirements of CPSIA (Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act), EU Toy Safety Directive, and GB standards. Intertek’s Gurgaon toy testing laboratory offers additional services such as design evaluation, mock-up sample studies, initial product specification analysis, and product review, that will help determine possible risk factors before your product is placed on store shelves and into the hands of consumers.

“Safety and quality are basic concerns for consumers, particularly for parents, who buy toys and other juvenile products. The Indian toy industry is a major market for both domestic and international companies and is presently expanding due to the growth in the size of the middle class. This trend is expected to continue in the coming years. The customized and specialized services provided by Intertek’s Gurgaon toy lab will help customers meet quality assurance needs throughout their supply chain, which will not only aide in brand protection, but also go a long way to reduce risks caused by defective toys,“ said Mr. Manish Kumar, Regional Director, Softlines, South Asia.

Intertek’s global expertise, relationships with local governments and non-government organizations (NGOs), and active participation in statutory committees and standards development bodies enables us to stay ahead of the market and keep our customers at the forefront of all changes to testing methodologies, safety requirements, standards and regulations within the toy industry.

About Intertek
Intertek is a leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide. From auditing and inspection, to testing, training, advisory, quality assurance and certification, Intertek adds value for its customers by helping improve the quality and safety of their products, assets and processes. With a network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 36,000 people in more than 100 countries, Intertek supports companies’ success in the global marketplace, by helping customers to meet end users’ expectations for safety, sustainability, performance, integrity and desirability in virtually any market worldwide. Visit www.intertek.com.

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Madhumita Guha
Business Development & Marketing Head
Intertek South Asia
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Email: madhumita.guha@intertek.com