Intertek Receives California State Fire Marshal (CSFM) Laboratory Approval Under The States portable Fire Extinguisher Program

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Intertek Accreditation Provides Market Entry into California for Fire Extinguisher Manufacturers

Intertek continues to be a preferred choice for product testing and certification. This accreditation from the CSFM for portable fire extinguishers is indicative of the level of expertise we provide to manufacturers, as well as an acknowledgment of the trust placed in us by the Office of the California State Fire Marshal

Intertek, a global leader in product testing, inspection and certification, has announced that it has received accreditation from the California State Fire Marshal (CSFM) as an approved fire extinguisher testing agency. The testing apparatus and personnel at Intertek's Vancouver and San Antonio laboratories have been identified as compliant with Chapter 3, Article 1, Section 550.6, Title 19 of the California Code of Regulations.

This designation allows manufacturers of portable fire extinguishers to now test their products with Intertek for product safety certification with the ETL Listed Mark. With the ETL Listed Mark, manufacturers gain market access to California and the rest of North America. This latest accreditation is another building block in Intertek's strategy to build comprehensive testing and certification solutions for Life Safety & Security product manufacturers' seeking North American market access.

Products affected by this new accreditation include:

  • Water based agent fire extinguisher, tested in accordance with UL 8
  • Carbon Dioxide fire extinguisher, tested in accordance with UL 154
  • Dry chemical fire extinguisher, tested in accordance with UL 299
  • Water fire extinguisher, tested in accordance with UL 626

"Intertek continues to be a preferred choice for product testing and certification. This accreditation from the CSFM for portable fire extinguishers is indicative of the level of expertise we provide to manufacturers, as well as an acknowledgment of the trust placed in us by the Office of the California State Fire Marshal," said Jeff Turcotte, Vice President, Intertek. "This broadens and complements our existing CSFM accreditations for smoke detectors, signaling devices, and other life-saving products on the market."

Intertek Group plc (LSE: ITRK), is a global leader in testing, inspection and certification services, operating in over 930 offices and laboratories in 109 countries throughout the world. Intertek provides access to global markets through its local services, which include product safety testing and certification, EMC testing and performance testing for customers in such industries as life safety and security, wireless technology, building products, home appliances, HVAC, cables and wiring accessories, industrial machinery, medical devices, telecommunications, lighting, automotive, and semiconductor.

Contact Information:
Intertek ETL SEMKO
70 Codman Hill Rd.
Boxborough, MA. 01719
USA                        

Derek Silva
Field Marketing Manager
derek.silva @ intertek.com
Tel: 978-263-2662
Fax: 978-264-9403
http://www.intertek-etlsemko.com

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