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CPSIA Testing Lab
Applied Technical Services is a fully certified and accredited consumer product testing provider with a CPSIA testing lab, performing a variety of product and toy testing services in compliance with the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act.
Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act
The CPSIA, or Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, establishes guidelines for consumer product safety standards and regulations. The CPSIA set rules for several different aspects of consumer products, including lead content, phthalate content, third-party product testing, toy safety, imports, motorized all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), and more. Consumer product testing must be completed by an accredited third-party laboratory. For more information, see the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s Rules Requiring Third-Party Testing.
Phthalates are plasticizers produced with oil that are used to give products a softer texture. There are many phthalate compounds that are banned from child care articles and children’s toys and cannot be present in a concentration higher than 0.1%. These compounds include: DBP, BBP, DEHP, DINP, DIBP, DHEXP, DPENP, and DCHP. Phthalates can commonly be found in several different types of products, such as:
Due to its toxic nature, lead content is heavily regulated for consumer products. There are some products that are exempt from lead level compliance testing, including but not limited to:
Consumer Product Safety Commission Laboratory Requirements
Health Canada Requirements
ATS’ Chemical Analysis Laboratories
Applied Technical Services has multiple chemical analysis labs throughout the country that offer a variety of chemical analysis services. These laboratories feature advanced equipment and are staffed by certified chemical analysis experts committed to providing accurate reporting and timely results. ATS chemists conduct these services in accordance with popular testing standards, such as ASTM, California Prop 65, CPSC, and more to help our clients maintain both high levels of product quality and industry compliance.
Testing and Analysis Standards and Specifications
To provide our clients with the best service possible, Applied Technical Services performs testing and analysis in adherence with both client-requested parameters and common industry standards, including but not limited to:
Additional Chemical Analysis Services
In addition to consumer product testing, Applied Technical Services performs soluble metals testing, decomposition analysis, water content analysis, and several other chemical analysis tests and services. Some of these services that are most commonly requested include:
Applied Technical Services
Since our founding in 1967, Applied Technical Services has taken pride in the quality of our industrial testing and analysis services. Our highly trained technicians apply our company’s 55 years of experience to every project to guarantee the highest level of service quality and customer satisfaction. ATS has an expansive service network with laboratories and service centers located throughout the country, allowing our clients to schedule services at a time and location convenient to their needs and helping to reduce turnaround time. We understand the importance of keeping your business operations running smoothly and work hard to accommodate rush service requests to avoid service interruptions. ATS maintains several accreditations and certifications and employs some of the nation’s best engineers, chemists, inspectors, and technicians to ensure accurate, reliable reporting. Applied Technical Services is the preferred testing and analysis provider for companies in industries such as construction, manufacturing, automotive, aerospace, power generation, renewable energy, military and defense, pharmaceutical, nuclear, communications, oil and gas, healthcare, and more. All ATS locations comply with our internationally recognized quality assurance program, ensuring a consistent, reliable customer experience regardless of where your company is located. Our customers appreciate the fact that we take a closer look, and we work hard to maintain the trust we have built over five decades of business. Click here or give us a call today at 1 (888) 287-5227 to request a free quote for CPSIA testing lab services.