We work with 3rd party labs to provide testing services for our clients. We have longstanding relationships with most major labs and testing agencies in Asia . If you have a specific request for a testing or auditing agency please let us know and we will work with your specified agency.
At Branded, we strive to meet our clients’ needs for local testing and compliance. We are willing to work with you to select the best qualified 3rd party laboratory to conduct your testing, inspection and compliance needs.
For children’s products, we can test to your specifications for your local market. For children’s products for the US market:
President George W. Bush signed a landmark legislation, HR 4040, into law. The Act reauthorizes the Consumer Product safety Commission (CPSC) for FY 2010-2014 and expands the Commission’s role in ensuring the safety of consumer products, especially those designed for children. The new law mandates a phased-in ban on lead in children’s products to ensure products are safe by requiring lead levels to be reduced to 100 ppm for substrates over a 3-year period and 90 ppm for paints / surface coatings from 14 August 2009.
The law requires the Commission to publish Notices on the requirements for certain products / items, including lead paint for 16 CFR 1303, for accreditation of third party conformity assessment bodies. The Notice of Requirements for Accreditation of Third Party Conformity Assessment Bodies to Assess Conformity with part 1303 of Title 16, Code of Federal Regulations was published in the Federal Registrar on 22 September 2008. It requires each manufacturer (including the importer) or private label of children products subject to the lead paint ban must have products manufactured more than 90 days after the Notice tested by a laboratory accredited to do so and must issue a certificate of compliance with the lead paint ban based on that testing.
We prefer to conduct a full battery of ASTM 963 and CPSC at a 3rd party lab that we have an existing relationship with which includes most major accredited laboratories such a Intertek, Burea Veritas, SGS… If you wish to use a different lab, we can accommodate this request if the lab is accredited by the regulatory agency for the country you wish to import the product to. General conformity certificates are issued at the time of delivery of your order.
For consumer products and medical devices, we have a wide array of testing capabilities through third party agencies to ensure that you are compliant and confident in the quality of your production. The most common of these tests that we are requested to run is Prop 65 which tests for lead and phthalates as well as other elements depending on the product you are producing.
We have existing relationships with many factories that already possess Workplace Accountability and Social Audits. If you want to have a specific audit conducted to your standards, we can also accommodate this request. Please let us know in advance so we can schedule with the auditing agency as it may affect delivery.