05 Feb 2015

Intertek, a leading provider of quality and safety services to a range of industries worldwide, will be at the American International Toy Fair 2015 to help industry stakeholders better understand safety and regulatory compliance. The issues of toy safety are constantly changing as deadlines approach or are created, new materials are classified as hazardous and/or restricted, new safety concerns arise, and existing standards are reviewed and adjusted. This continued evolution presents a challenge to manufacturers, distributors and importers who strive to meet quality and production demands while ensuring they are putting the safest toys possible on the market.

Intertek experts will be on hand at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in booth 1751 to answer questions about compliance strategies, testing, chemical limits and safety, regulatory, quality and performance standards. Visitors to the booth will also have a chance to win a free product evaluation from Intertek.

Intertek’s global accreditations in toys and children’s products testing include the U.S. CPSIA, EU Toy Safety Directive, ASTM International, Health Canada’s CPSA, GB Standards and International Standards Organization (ISO), as well as a number of state regulations including California’s Prop 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 predict potential hazards in toys and children’s products at the concept stage.

About Intertek:

Intertek is the leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide. From auditing and inspection, to testing, training, advisory, quality assurance and certification, Intertek adds value to customers’ products, processes and assets. 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 a global marketplace. Intertek helps its customers to meet end users’ expectations for safety, sustainability, performance, integrity and desirability in virtually any market worldwide. Visit www.intertek.com.

Intertek Business Contact:
John Luzzi, Senior Director, Business Development
Direct: +1 973 445 2831
Email: john.luzzi@intertek.com

Intertek Media Contact:
Cheryl Prejsnar, Public Relations Manager
Direct: + 630 481 3185
Email: cheryl.prejsnar@intertek.com