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ACT Dec. Newsletter

Last Call for 50% Discount for New Testing at ACT Lab Taiwan! - Just a few days remain in 2016 to take advantage of the opportunity to enjoy 50% off testing fees in our new Taichung, Taiwan lab! Contact us to learn how we can assist certifying your products to meet international safety standards and requirements, and help with your research, product development, and qualification testing plans.

2018-04-03T06:28:18+00:00 Newsletter|

ACT Sept. Newsletter

ACT Lab will be participating this week at the annual Interbike Expo in Las Vegas. Exhibitors and attendees are invited to stop by the ACT Lab booth #9096 to discuss testing, meet the team, and learn more about the services offered specific to the cycling industry.

2018-04-03T06:28:18+00:00 Newsletter|

ACT July 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.

2018-04-03T06:28:18+00:00 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. Standards Australia held an open forum on February 19th, 2015 regarding motorcycle helmet standards and regulation in Australia [...]

2016-03-13T17:40:50+00:00 Blog|

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 [...]

2016-03-13T17:41:44+00:00 Blog|

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 [...]

2018-04-03T06:28:18+00:00 Blog|

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 [...]

2018-04-03T06:28:18+00:00 Blog|

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 [...]

2018-04-03T06:28:19+00:00 Blog|

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 [...]

2018-04-03T06:28:19+00:00 Blog|

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 [...]

2016-03-13T17:45:52+00:00 Blog|