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CPSC notifies hoverboard manufacturers regarding mandatory safety standards

According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), there have been 52 incidents in the United States where the lithium ion batteries in these Hoverboards reportedly caught fire, destroying bedrooms and even entire homes, causing up to $2 million dollars in property damages. A letter from the CPSC director regarding “hoverboard” testing meeting UL [...]

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ACT in Las Vegas, NV for Interbike this week!

ASTM bicycle experts together at Mandalay Bay Off the heals of the Outdoor Retailer Expo in Salt Lake City and Eurobike expo in Germany, ACT will be exhibiting at the Interbike International Bicycle Expo this week at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Convention Center in Las Vegas. In addition to meeting with suppliers and brands [...]

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Pfeffer family and UWM establish Emerging Engineering Scholarship for Women

Women attending the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee now have a new scholarship opportunity in the field of Engineering.  Established in memory Matthew Pfeffer, a Mechanical Engineer who help found ACT Lab, and Alexandria Pfeffer who was Majoring in Mechanical Engineering at University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, both who passed earlier this year. The Pfeffer [...]

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Korea Education Fund – orphans benefit from recycled samples through Gearing Up For Hope

Last Quarter Gearing Up for Hope (GU4H), a non-profit organization supporting human-powered transportation in underdeveloped communities, received anddonated bicycles, scooters and tools that were dispersed to orphanages through an international partnership of the Wheat Mission, ACT lab and the Korea EducationFund. Nearly 180 bicycles and scooters were recycled, rehabilitated and donated through last July to children [...]

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The New ISO 4210:2014 Safety Standard For Bicycles Coming Soon

The contents of newly published ISO 4210:2014 Safety requirements for bicycles have been determined by the ISO cycles Technical Committee in collaboration with the CEN cycles Technical Committee. The requirements for bicycles are laid out in nine parts, and classify bicycles for four categories of usage: city and trekking, mountain, road racing and young adult [...]

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CPSC Proposes Revised Phthalate Requirements

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has proposed a revision to Section 108 of the CPSIArequirements concerning phthalates in order to add several additional phthalates to the permanent ban list. Commonly used as plasticizers for polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastics, phthalates can be found in teethers, plastic toys, home furnishings, cosmetics, bicycle saddles and grips, and many [...]

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ACT Engages in International Consumer Safety Symposium at ICPHSO

When the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO) gathered in Orlando, Florida for its annual symposium, ACT was there to take part in the exchange of ideas and information on health and safety issues that come into play in the global marketplace. ACT President and CEO John Bogler joined more than 700 participants [...]

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ACT Renews Membership in BPSA, Joins OIA

ACT Lab is proud to announce it’s continuedmembership within the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association and has newly joined the Outdoor Industry Association. These affiliations will allow ACT to stay engaged and abreast of the latest trends and demands within the bicycle and outdoor sports industries. The BPSA is a valuable resource for the bicycle industry, providing marketplace [...]

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ACT Lab to open testing facility in Taiwan

February 11 2016, Long Beach, CA - ACT Lab will officially open an independent third-party product safety and compliance testing facility in Taichung, Taiwan by third-quarter 2016 per the continued demand for quality products sourced from the region. "Since ACT's inception we have envisioned opening a testing lab in Taiwan.   With continued demand from our customers [...]

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Act Q2 2016 Newsletter

AUSTRALIA REVOKES MANDATORY STANDARD FOR MOTORCYCLE HELMETS - The Commonwealth Minister for Small Business and Assistant Treasurer, the Hon Kelly O’Dwyer, met on November 27th, 2015 where the decision was made to revoke the Australian Consumer Law safety standard for protective helmets for motor cyclists.

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