The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is warning consumers about an impalement hazard from the exposed ends of metal handlebars on bicycles. According to the CPSC, six impalement deaths and 2,000 emergency room visits [...]
The Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) published a new National Standard of Canada for tent flammability and labeling entitled CAN/CGSB-182.1-2020, Flammability and Labelling Requirements for Tents. This new standard updates CPAI-84, A Specification for [...]
We are happy to announce that ACT Lab now has the capability to test and manage the certification process for the ECE 22.05 helmet standard. Determined by the Economic Commission for Europe (ECE), this [...]
Effective June 1, 2020, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) updated their age-grading guidelines for toys, childcare articles, and other children's products. This document, Age Determination Guidelines: Relating Consumer Product Characteristics to the [...]
Dear valued customer, ACT Lab’s highest priorities are to help you bring your products to market and to make the world a safer place. This mission remains the same as we face these uncertain times. We understand that the [...]
As many of you are dealing with the daily uncertainties surrounding COVID-19, we are happy to report that currently all ACT Lab locations in the US, China, Taiwan, and Vietnam are open and operating, and no one in our ACT family has been directly affected by the virus. We are taking all recommended health and safety measures so we can continue to operate under the strict safety guidelines and minimize any negative effects on your business. [...]
As many are aware, the coronavirus outbreak has led to the mandatory closure of many factories and companies throughout China including our testing laboratory in Taicang. We are thankful to report that no one in our ACT family has contracted the virus and hope the same for your teams. [...]
January eNews Update: Outdoor Retailer Show, First E-Bike Standards for North America, Tent Flammability Standards, ACT Lab Collaborates with San Diego State University, and more...
Underwriters Laboratories has published a new standard for e-bike systems and certification of the bikes' electrical components. The new standard, UL 2849 and dated Jan. 2 focuses on pedal-assist and non-pedal-assist e-bikes' electrical systems and battery chargers to address specific issues related to those types of products, including mechanical, electrical and functional safety. [...]
September eNews Update: Eurobike, Vehicle Codes, and ACT Lab's Expansion and more...