There is much concern about the presence of potentially toxic chemicals in items that are in frequent contact with children. Of particular recent concern has been the presence of lead in toys and coatings on toys. Numerous items have been recalled from the marketplace as a result of the new concerns.
Even the California State Health department had to recall a lunch bag that had been given to students to encourage healthy eating habits. This item was recalled due to lead in the coloring of the bag.
Truesdail's ACLASS, ISO/IEC Guide 17025 accredited testing program can provide the analytical data required to meet the Consumer Products Safety Commission's (CPSC) requirements, and we have been listed on the CPSC Website as an approved testing laboratory.
Truesdail's ANSI ISO/IEC Guide 65 accredited certification program can not only test for lead and other toxins, but can also evaluate and certify the entire production process, and maintain listings of approved items.
While lead is of primary concern, the Truesdail testing program can test for an certify products for the broad spectrum of toxic metals such as cadmium, mercury, hexavelent chromium, beryllium, etc. Truesdail employs the product testing protocols such as are in the Consumer Product Safety Commission Policies.
"Standard Operating Procedure for Determining Lead (Pb) in Paint and Other Similar Surface Coatings"
"Standard Operating Procedure for Determining Lead (Pb) in Children's Metal Products (Including Children's Metal Jewelry)"
"Interim Enforcement Policy Lead Levels"
- CPSC 2/14/2005
- CPSC-CH-E 1002-8
"Lead in Childrens Non-Metal Products"
"Specifications to Minimize Hazards to Children from Residual Surface Coating Materials"
"Determining Constituents Classified as Hazardous Contained in Protective Coatings"
In addition to toxic metals, several states (for example: California AB 1108, 2002) have passed legislation limiting the amount of phthalate plasticizers that may be contained in products intended for children. Truesdail can test and certify such products under the scope of our ANSI accreditation.
"Standard Operating Procedure for Determination of Phthalates"
"Determining of Phthalates in Polyvinyl Chloride Consumer Products"
- Health Canada Test Method C-34
"Small Parts (Choking Hazard)"
ANSI/ACLASS is accrediting the testing portion of our program for compliance with ISO/IEC Guide 17025 requirements. All testing data generated is acceptable for CPSC compliance reporting and/or certification. You can view Truesdail's CPSC listing here.
Truesdail will also provide testing just for CPSC compliance reporting.