North America Hardlines Testing Lab

From its state-of-the-art North America testing lab in Chicago, Intertek offers comprehensive testing, quality assurance, benchmarking and inspection services for all your hardgoods from toys and children’s products to general-use household and office products, and more

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 F963-17, SOR/2011-17, EN71, and ISO 8124

Juvenile Products: Ensuring childcare products such as cribs, strollers, baby carriers, and more meet all quality and safety regulations related to federal requirements such as ASTM/CFR, CPSIA, Canadian SOR, and EN standards

Furniture: Testing the durability, safety, performance and sustainability of your furniture products such as bunkbeds and highchairs

Candles: Providing performance and materials tests, labeling assessments and chemical testing for candles pertaining to ASTM, CA Prop 65, and EN standards

Food Contact Articles: Verifying the durability and chemical management of packaging containing foodstuffs, from plastic bottles to paper cartons pertaining to FDA and California Proposition 65 requirements

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, CMA and EN

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

Inspection: Delivering U.S.-based inspections of warehouses and distribution centers to validate the specifications, workmanship, value and safety of your products manufactured in North America or imported from overseas

Paper Product Testing: Assessing quality, performance and sustainability of paper and cardboard materials, e.g. TAPPI testing

Benchmarking/Performance: Analyzing how your product performs against your competition in a number of areas including performance, functionality, durability and quality


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