New York – Intertek, a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, will be attending the American International Toy Fair 2017 to help industry professionals better understand toy safety and regulatory compliance. Intertek experts will be on hand from Feb. 18-21, in New York City at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in booth 1234 to answer questions about compliance strategies, testing, regulations, quality, performance standards, chemical limits and safety. Visitors to the booth can also sign up to receive Intertek’s Insight technical bulletins on quality and safety requirements and regulations affecting consumer products.
The issue of toy safety is constantly changing as regulations are created, reviewed and adjusted; hazardous and/or restricted material classifications change; and new safety concerns are identified. This continued evolution presents a challenge to retailers, brands and manufacturers who strive to meet quality and production demands while ensuring they are putting the safest toys possible on the market.
To help customers address this, Intertek’s global accreditations for toy and children’s products testing include the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), EU Toy Safety Directive, ASTM International, Health Canada’s Consumer Product Safety Act, China’s GB Standards and International Standards Organization (ISO), as well as a number of state regulations including California’s Proposition 65, Washington State’s Children’s Safe Products Act and Maine’s Safer Chemicals in Children’s Products Act.
In addition to safety and performance testing, Intertek also offers research and development services that incorporate real-life child observation and risk analysis to assess, identify and anticipate potential hazards in toys and children’s products at the concept stage.
Intertek is a leading Total Quality Assurance Provider to industries worldwide. Our network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 40,000 people in more than 100 countries, delivers innovative and bespoke Assurance, Testing, Inspection and Certification solutions for our customers’ operations and supply chains.
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