North America Hardlines Testing Lab
From its state-of-the-art North America testing lab in Chicago, Intertek offers comprehensive testing, quality assurance and advisory services for products from toys and children’s products through to furniture, tools, kitchenware and household products.
As a leader in providing Total Quality Assurance we offer physical and chemical testing to regulatory requirements, as well as retailer-specific and customized testing protocols that extend beyond industry standards for various product categories, including but not limited to:
Toys: Validating the design, safety, and quality of your toy products by testing to national and international standards such as ASTM F963-16, EN71 Toy Safety Directive, and EN 62115
Juvenile Products: Ensuring childcare products such as cribs, strollers and baby carriers meet all quality and safety regulations related to ASTM standards and federal requirements such as the CPSIA and 16 CFRs
Furniture: Testing the durability, safety, performance and sustainability of your furniture products, from mattresses and cabinets to office chairs. Testing includes BIFMA, ANSI and European standards, as well as customized test programs.
Candles: Providing performance and materials tests, labeling assessments and toxicology assessments for your candle products
Food Contact Articles: Verifying the durability and chemical management of packaging containing foodstuffs, from plastic bottles to paper cartons, to meet or exceed regulations from the U.S., FDA, EU, China, and government agencies around the world
Household & Kitchen Utensils: Conducting safety and performance to ensure your kitchens products, from plates to pans are compliant with national standards such as ASTM, FDA, and BS
Promotional Products: Evaluating the compliance of your promotional products to product safety, product labeling, social and environmental standards
Pet Products: Leveraging decades of expertise in children’s toy testing, Intertek offers customer testing to an industry that currently has no mandatory or voluntary regulations, to evaluate the quality and safety of your pet products