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|

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 [...]

2016-03-13T17:41:44-07:00Blog|

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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