CONSUMER TESTING LABORATORIES
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Established in 1952, Consumer Testing Laboratories is an independent and privately owned Company, conducting all of its testing & related services from its own facilities
Since 1952 Consumer Product Testing has been our business. As a result of our experience we can assist you in determining exactly what tests are to be conducted on products you submit for testing thereby helping assure all important criteria are properly and thoroughly evaluated. We offer a comprehensive & practical approach, built around testing, to ensure only problem free merchandise reaches store locations.
New Standard for Upholstered Furniture Flammability
California Bureau of Electronic and Appliance Repair, Home Furnishings and Thermal Insulation (BEARHFTI) approved a new standard (Technical Bulletin (TB) 117 – 2013) for up-holstered furniture flammability. Effective January 1, 2015, upholstered furniture manufactured on and after that date must meet the requirements of the new TB 117-2013 standard.
For years, upholstered furniture had to meet the California flammability requirements of standard TB 117-2000. This standard required filling materials such as foam to pass an open flame test. The updated method will change from the open flame method of testing to a smouldering test.
CTL can test your product to ensure compliance to this regulation.
Canadian Provincial Regulation Update
CTL wants to raise awareness of the Upholstered and Stuffed Article Regulations. Please ensure that your products' stuffed article label meets all prescribed content and format requirements of the regulations. CTL can assist you with label review and help answer any questions that you have.
Vermont limits Flame Retardant Chemicals
The Vermont law regulates the chlorinated flame retardants known as Tris (TCEP or TDCPP) in upholstered furniture and children's product. The bill outlines a phased-in approach that would as of July 1, 2013, prohibit manufacturers from making, selling or distributing children's products or residential upholstered furniture that contains chlorinated Tris (TCEP or TDCPP) in any product component in an amount greater than 0.1 percent by weight, and as of July 1, 2014, prohibit retailers from selling children's products or residential upholstered furniture containing chlorinated Tris (TCEP or TDCPP) in any product component in an amount greater than 1,0.1 percent by weight.
"Children's product" means a consumer product marketed for use by children under 12 years of age or the substantial use of which by a child under 12 years of age is reasonably foreseeable. http://leg.state.vt.us/docs/2014/Acts/ACT085.pdf
CTL can test your product to ensure compliance to this regulation.
Product Specification Testing
Has the factory delivered your product to meet your expectation? CTL offers specification validation evaluations. Please contact us and we will assist you with the process.
Concerns with product quality? Our laboratories assess the product to determine the root cause of the products quality issue. The testing data is used by our customers for product improvement.
Testing for AZO dyes can be performed on your products for a variety of materials, including Polyester, non-polyester, and leather/artificial leather.
CTL can test your seasonal merchandise. Please contact us in preparation for your Holiday shipments.
Did You Know
Since 1952, we have been helping quality conscious retailers and manufacturers ensure the quality of the products they sell and by doing so protect their business and their most important asset--their customers' continued patronage.
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