Retailers, brands and manufacturers can rely on Intertek’s North America Chemical Testing services to ensure product compliance with state, federal and global chemical regulations and standards.

Intertek offers U.S. manufacturers, importers, exporters and retailers of toys and hardlines, textiles and softlines, personal protection equipment, consumer electronics, household appliances and commercial appliances chemical testing, certification and advisory services through our North America Chemical Testing superCenter centrally located near Chicago.

Global Regulations

Chemical regulations in Europe such as RoHS 2 and REACH highly regulate electronics and electronic equipment, including medical devices. In addition, EN 71-3 establishes chemical safety requirements under the EU Toy Safety Directive.

State and Federal Regulations

In the past decade, 93 chemical regulation policies have been adopted in various states around the U.S. Our North America labs are accredited to test for the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), California's Proposition 65, California's Draft Regulation for Safer Consumer Products (Green Chemistry) and Washington State's Children's Safe Products Act, and more.

Express Bill of Materials Review 

Intertek's North America Chemical Testing superCenter evaluates supplier and material risks based your Bill of Materials to verify compliance with the requirements of EN50581 stipulated in the Recast RoHS Directive.

Restricted Substances List (RSL) Testing

Intertek conducts chemical testing to identify the presence of RSLs in toys, hardlines and softlines according to a customer's in-house program or to ensure compliance with regulatory standards.

Chemical Management for Textiles & Apparel

Our comprehensive approach enables brands and retailers to manage and reduce hazardous chemicals throughout the global textile and apparel supply chain.

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