Safety Testing 101: Helmet Testing and Certification

Helmets of all kinds can make the difference between an individual living and dying or suffering a life-impacting injury after a crash. Therefore, comprehensive helmet testing is a crucial part of the product development process for manufacturers engineering helmets for both bicyclists and motorcyclists. The basics of helmet safety testing In some countries helmet safety [...]

2021-06-30T19:12:26-07:00Blog|

A Complete Overview Of Quality Control

When you’re ready to bring a product to market it’s both exciting and daunting. Most businesses make keeping consumers safe their priority, but it’s still easy to let avoidable issues slip through the cracks. Whether it’s safety problems, product defects, situational hazards, or customer concerns—performing quality control tests can ensure that you save time, money, [...]

2021-07-01T02:08:43-07:00Blog|

A Complete Guide To Bicycle Safety Standards Testing

Bicycle regulatory and compliance safety testing is at the core of our business. As with any consumer product heading to market, bicycle manufacturers need to confirm these primary factors to determine the final scope of the project: Intended age of the user. A children's bicycle is typically for riders less than 13 years of [...]

2021-07-26T20:19:32-07:00Blog, News|

BREXIT: UKCA compliance mark

The UK’s Brexit action has had an impact on the rules regarding product compliance for items imported and sold in the UK. The UK will now use its own mark, UKCA, to replace the EU's CE compliance mark for certain categories of goods placed on the market. These categories include but are not limited [...]

2021-06-23T13:19:26-07:00Blog, News|

A Complete Guide to E-Bike Safety Testing

The growing popularity of electric bicycles has naturally resulted in new safety standards and regional legislation to ensure consumer safety. These standards and regulations can present themselves as overwhelming, leaving many e-bike suppliers at a loss when creating plans to meet all necessary safety and regulatory criteria. We've compiled a few tips to help [...]

2021-06-21T04:06:24-07:00Blog, News|

ACT Lab President John Bogler appointed Chairperson to IAS Technical Advisory Council

ACT Lab is excited to announce that president and founder of the company, John Bogler, has been appointed chairperson to the International Accreditation Service (IAS) Technical Advisory Council for Testing Laboratories. With over 20 years of experience in the compliance, product testing, and standard development industries, Bogler will provide valuable input on the development of [...]

2021-07-26T19:43:05-07:00Blog, News, Press Releases|

What Are The Cargo Bike Safety Standards?

As cities become increasingly congested with road traffic, private and commercial cargo bike and cargo e-bike sales are growing across the globe. While cargo bikes have been popular for several years, particularly in Europe, these bikes have not been subject to specific safety standards. To ensure the safety of cargo bike users, cargo, and [...]

2021-06-23T13:36:13-07:00Blog, News|

CPSC warns consumers of bicycle handlebar impalement hazard

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 in connection to exposed bicycle handlebars have occurred over the last 20 years. This hazard takes place when the rubber [...]

2021-06-23T13:49:03-07:00Blog, News|

Canada Publishes New Tent Flammability and Labeling Standards

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 Flame Resistant Materials Used in Camping Tentage. This new standard was developed to be more relevant to tents in the [...]

2021-06-23T13:53:28-07:00Blog, News|

ECE 22.05 Testing Now Available at ACT Lab

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 standard relates to protective helmets for drivers and passengers of motorcycles and mopeds. ECE 22.05 is one of the most [...]

2021-06-23T13:58:54-07:00Blog, News|
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