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 [...]

2020-10-21T11:46:52-07:00Blog, News, Press Releases|

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 [...]

2020-10-19T14:44:07-07:00Blog, 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 [...]

2020-08-13T12:46:03-07:00Blog, 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 [...]

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|