Applied Technical Services offers a range of testing services for consumer baby products to verify that they meet industry standards for safety. While many manufactured products are subject to regulations that restrict the use of harmful substances, few are scrutinized as carefully as baby products. Developing babies and infants are extra-sensitive to chemicals potentially found in everyday items such as sippy cups, strollers, toys, and pacifiers.
Types of Chemicals Found in Baby Products
Phthalates are chemical compounds often used to make plastics more elastic and durable. These compounds can enter the body through ingestion, breathing, or skin contact and pose a risk for babies and could potentially cause negative long-term health effects in adults. The limit for phthalate content in children’s toys or care articles is 0.1 percent of DEHP, DBP, or BBP phthalates. Our consumer product testing lab uses our Gas Chromatograph/Mass Spectrometer (GC/MS) to determine the level of phthalate content present in baby product materials.