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Consumer Testing Laboratories certify to popular regulatory standards including CPSC and CA Prop 65
As a CPSC recognized and accredited Third Party Testing lab, we follow the required testing methodology and procedures to perform compliance testing in accordance with CPSIA guidelines. The various procedures for the item tested are listed below. The method for CPSIA compliance testing varies, and may be found in the CFR (Code of Federal Regulations) or ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) procedures. ATS’ consumer testing laboratories are experienced with the following list of the most common relevant tests and procedures:
  • Pacifier Testing – 16 CFR 1511
  • Rattle Testing – 16 CFR 1510, 1500.18(a)(15), and 1500.86(a)(l)
  • Mechanical Testing of Bicycle Helmets 16 CFR 1203
  • Full Size and Non-full Size Crib Testing – ASTM F406, ASTM F1169, 16 CFR Part 1219 & 1220, 16 CFR Part 1213
  • Flammability of Toys – ASTM F963
  • Flammability of Clothing Textiles – 16 CFR 1610 and 1615
  • Phthalates – CPSIA Section 108(a), CPSC-CH-C1001-09.3
  • Soluble Metals – ASTM F963
  • Toxics in Packaging – CONEG requirements
  • Mechanical/Physical Hazards Testing of Toys – ASTM F963
  • Small Parts Testing – 16 CFR 1500 and ASTM F963
  • Sound Producing Toys – ASTM F963
  • Lead in Children's Metal Jewelry – CPSC-CH-E1001-08
  • Lead in Children's Non-metal Products – CPSC-CH-E1002-08
  • Lead in Paint and Surface Coatings – CPSC-CH-E1003-09
  • Lead in Paint and Similar Surface-Coating Materials – 16 CFR Part 1303
  • Lead Content in Children’s Product – ASTM F963
  • Cadmium in Children’s Metal Jewelry – various state laws
Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA) Testing Requirements
  • Lead in Children's Metal Jewelry – CPSC-CH-E1001-08
  • Total Lead Content Requirement
  • Total Mercury Content Requirement
  • Phthalate Requirement
  • Soluble Metals Analysis – Health Canada Method C03
  • Mechanical/Physical Hazards of Toys – CRC, c.931
  • Flammability of Toys – CRC, c.931
European Testing Requirements
  • BS EN 71 Part 1 – Safety of Toys – Mechanical and Physical Properties
  • BS EN 71 Part 2 – Safety of Toys – Flammability
  • BS EN 71 Part 3 – Safety of Toys – Migration of Certain Elements

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