A Guide to Helmet Testing

Helmets are one of the most important pieces of protective gear for anyone engaged in activities that carry the risk of head injury. From cycling to football, motorcycle riding to construction work, helmets are designed to protect the head and brain from impact and injury. However, not all helmets are created equal, and it's critical [...]


Product Testing in China

China is a leader in product manufacturing and exports. The country produces 28.7% of manufactured products that are distributed around the globe. For US product distributors, partnering with manufacturers in China can be an attractive option due to cost and product availability.   However, what many companies may be unaware of is the regulations when [...]


Children´s Product Certificate (CPC): What to Know

Products intended for use by children under 12 years of age are generally considered children´s products. Such goods are held to stringent testing standards to ensure safety and are generally required to have an issued certificate. Whether you import or manufacture children´s products in the United States, a Children´s Product Certificate, also known as CPC, [...]


What is an ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratory?

If you are looking for quality product testing you have probably seen the term ¨ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratory¨, but what does this mean? Before choosing a third-party laboratory to conduct your testing it is crucial to ensure that the lab you work with has this certification. This certification ensures a uniform and often globally accepted [...]


Testing Children’s Garments

If you produce garments and apparel it is important to be aware of specific regulations your product may be subject to. Garment testing is unique in that both voluntary and mandatory tests should be considered depending on your product. From performance testing to thread count, there are an endless number of tests you can perform [...]


Global Product Safety Testing

We understand that in today's e-commerce centered world manufacturers have to distribute and produce their products to markets around the globe. From offering our clients a number of testing locations around the world to meeting international testing standards at our many labs, we offer a variety of solutions to clients who want to bring their [...]


Product Testing Requirements and The Definitive Guide to Product Testing

Before you release a new product or feature, you need to test it. But testing can be complex and challenging. Product testing requires creativity, analytical thinking, and problem solving—all of which are easier said than done! Checking your product on specific features and notifying users when they encounter bugs is no easy feat. Testing involves [...]


The Rules for Product Testing: How To Test and Review Successfully

Companies invest a lot of time and money into the development of new products. With the rise of online marketplaces, there is now more opportunity than ever for smaller businesses and independent manufacturers to sell their products directly to consumers. Businesses can save money by testing their products and services before launching them to market. [...]


Cadmium: How to Spot, What it is and What it does

When you think of dangerous elements, your mind doesn’t immediately jump to the metals known as transition metals. However, these are actually some of the most well-known dangerous elements, thanks to their hazardous nature and tendency to be found in almost all everyday products. Cadmium is one such metal and one that you should be [...]


How to Get a Cadmium Test: What You Need to Know

Cadmium is a metal commonly found in the soil and water. Most people are not at risk of being exposed to excessive levels of this element on a regular basis, but there are some situations where you may be exposed to higher amounts than normal. Cadmium can be harmful if you’re exposed to it for [...]

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