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 [...]

2020-07-31T09:37:23-07:00Blog, 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 [...]

2020-06-26T14:19:58-07:00Blog, News|

CPSC Update: New Age Determination Guidelines for Toys and Children’s Products

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 Skills, Play, Behaviors, and Interests of Children, will supersede the 2002 document, Age Determination Guidelines: Relating Children's Ages to Toy [...]

2020-06-26T13:14:24-07:00Blog, News|

April Company Update: Coronavirus

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 coronavirus pandemic is directly affecting your ability to do business, and we intend to be as helpful as possible in providing [...]

2020-04-10T09:58:22-07:00Blog, News|

Coronavirus Update, All labs open and in compliance with public health orders

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. [...]

2020-03-20T21:14:36-07:00Blog, News|

Coronavirus, Mandatory Closure in China

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. [...]

2020-02-12T18:46:18-08:00Blog, News|

New Standards for E-Bikes

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. [...]

2020-01-19T10:56:45-08:00Blog, News|

ACT Lab Profiled In Long Beach Business Journal

"The idea had been germinating for some time". Members of the El Segundo-based forensic engineering firm Collision and Injury Dynamics (CID) had been laying plans to create their own testing lab company – after all, CID specializes in vehicle accident reconstruction and biomechanical analysis, so testing things is part and parcel [...]

2018-04-03T06:28:18-07:00Blog, News|

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 [...]

2016-03-13T17:40:50-07:00Blog|