From its state-of-the-art North America testing lab in Chicago (Arlington Heights, IL), 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 (physical and chemical), quality and labelling requirements of your toy products by testing to national and international standards such as 16 CFR 1501, 16 CFR 1500.50-.53, ASTM F963-23, SOR/2011-17, EN71, ISO 8124 and CPSIA Requirements
  • 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
  • Crib Mattress Testing: Safety of Crib Mattress to 16 CFR 1241, ASTM F2933
  • California Proposition 65 (CA Prop65): Provide Lab testing Services to the Chemicals identified in previous settlements for various consumer products.
  • Furniture: Testing the durability, safety, performance and sustainability of your furniture products such as bunkbeds, Clothing Storage units and highchairs
  • Candles: Providing performance and materials tests, labelling 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 kitchen 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 labelling, 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
  • 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
  • Magnets Testing: Safety of Magnets 16 CFR 1262 used in consumer 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
  • Reese’s Law: Lab is now accredited to test for, Safety Standard for Button Cell or Coin Batteries and Consumer Products Containing such Batteries– 16 CFR 1263 (per ANSI/UL 4200A)
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