Intertek, a leading provider of quality solutions to a range of industries worldwide, will be at the American International Toy Fair 2016 to help the industry leaders better understand safety and regulatory compliance. Experts from the company will be on hand at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in booth 1834, on the third floor, to answer questions about compliance strategies, testing, regulations, quality, performance standards and chemical limits and safety.
The issues of toy safety are constantly changing as regulations are created, reviewed and adjusted; hazardous and/or restricted material classifications grow and change; and new safety concerns are identified. This continued evolution presents a challenge to manufacturers, distributors and importers who strive to meet quality and production demands while ensuring they are putting the safest toys possible on the market.
Intertek’s global accreditations in toys and children’s products testing include the U.S. CPSIA, EU Toy Safety Directive, ASTM International, Health Canada’s CPSA, GB Standards and International Standards Organization (ISO), as well as a number of state regulations including California’s Prop 65, Washington State’s Children’s Safe Products Act and Maine’s Safer Chemicals in Children’s Products Act.
In addition to safety and performance testing, Intertek also offers research and development services that incorporate real-life child observation and risk analysis to assess, identify and predict potential hazards in toys and children’s products at the concept stage.
Intertek is the leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide. From auditing and inspection, to testing, training, advisory, quality assurance and certification, Intertek adds value to customers’ products, processes and assets. With a network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 38,000 people in more than 100 countries, Intertek supports companies’ success in a global marketplace. Intertek helps its customers to meet end users’ expectations for safety, sustainability, performance, integrity and desirability in virtually any market worldwide. Visit www.intertek.com.