L-A-B Accreditation Meets Requirements of the Toy Safety Testing as Defined in the 'Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008'

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Laboratory Accreditation Bureau, L-A-B, an ILAC signatory, offers ISO 17025 Accreditation for Test Labs seeking registration with the CSPC for Toy Testing.

we are fortunate to be able to react quickly to our clients requests. New Laboratories seeking accreditation may be challenged in meeting these aggressive deadlines, causing their clients to seek testing elsewhere. This represents an opportunity for those labs who contact us quickly for this Accreditation.

Laboratory Accreditation Bureau L-A-B supports The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) through the accreditation of Testing Laboratories to the requirements set forth in 16 C.F.R. Part 1303.

The mission of the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (USCPSC) is to protect the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000 types of consumer products in and around the home. This Act mandates that third party testing be conducted on certain types of children's products. Specifically this act concerns the testing for Lead content and toxicity for Children's toys and Toy safety, in response the rising concerns surrounding this issue and the increased number of incidents of lead poisoning to infants and children within the US.

According to CPSIA 2008 - Prior to importing for use, storage or distribution any children's product subject to a children's product safety rule, every manufacturer of these children's product shall have product(s) tested and certificate(s) issued by a third party conformity assessment body (test lab) that meets the requirements established by the commission.

Laboratory's testing children's products for conformity with the lead paint ban, must be accredited by an ILAC-MRA signatory accrediting body like L-A-B to ISO/IEC 17025 - General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories. The scope of the accreditation must expressly include testing to the requirements of 16 CFR part 1303. Finally, the accreditation must also be registered with the CSPC at http://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/labapp.aspx

L-A-B is presently working with several laboratories to quickly meet the aggressive deadlines present by the CSPC. "We have seen an increase in the number of these types of requests since the passage of the Act" says Doug Leonard, Managing Director of L-A-B, "we are fortunate to be able to react quickly to our clients requests. New Laboratories seeking accreditation may be challenged in meeting these aggressive deadlines, causing their clients to seek testing elsewhere. This represents an opportunity for those labs who contact us quickly for this Accreditation. "

L-A-B is an independent third party Accreditation Body whose mission is to Improve Testing and Calibration Laboratories worldwide through ISO 17025 Accreditation. L-A-B is the only Accreditation Body in the world to be recognized by both NACLA (National Cooperation for Laboratory Accreditation, http://www.nacla.net ) and ILAC (International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation, http://www.ilac.org ) in both fields of calibration and testing.

Additional information detailing testing requirements, and information for registering as a Third-Party Testing Laboratory with the CPSC, will be found on the CPSC website, http://www.cpsc.gov. Further requests for information on the accreditation of third party testing laboratories requesting to meet the requirements of the Consumer product Safety Act of 2008 may be directed to the contact listed below.

Contact: Dana Haenner, Laboratory Accreditation Bureau, 1-260-637-2705,
dhaenner@L-A-B.com

Source: L-A-B, Laboratory Accreditation Bureau
http://www.L-A-B.com

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