CSA Group, a leading global provider of testing and certification services and a standards development organization, announced today the opening of its first chemical testing lab for Product Evaluation (PE) in Shanghai. The new lab in Shanghai will perform toxicity and chemical composition tests and evaluations for Chinese manufacturers exporting products to North America and Europe.
“The laws in Europe and North America are strict for chemical toxicity in products,” said Adam Davies, Director, Consumer Product Evaluation, CSA Group. “Our new chemical lab will provide product evaluations before they are exported to North America and Europe, assisting manufacturers to meet the requirements of global markets and, at the same time, helping to make sure the products are safer for consumers.”
The new chemical lab has cutting-edge equipment capable of testing heavy metal content and other chemical components in consumer products to help clients meet requirements including: CPSIA, TPCH, CFR1303, California’s Proposition 65 and RoHS. PE clients in Shanghai include major retailers and buyers in North America and manufacturers in China that export to global markets.
“North America and Europe are major markets for Chinese manufacturers,” said Eric Liu, CSA Group’s Operations Manager, Consumer Product Evaluation, China. “The new chemical testing lab in Shanghai will allow us to expand our product testing and evaluation services to cover product toxicity tests, offering better, more comprehensive services to our clients.”
The Consumer Product Evaluation Centre in Shanghai opened in 2012. PE provides leading product performance evaluation services including: product specification, product evaluation, product and factory capacity evaluation and data analysis. PE’s services include the entire product life cycle, and covers presales evaluations, factory evaluations, shipment inspections and product comparisons. Shanghai offers PE services for gas equipment, bathroom plumbing, lighting appliances, furniture, office supplies and other retail consumer products and can also test for energy performance to meet the requirements of the Canadian government.
About CSA Group
CSA Group is an independent, not-for-profit member-based association dedicated to advancing safety, sustainability and social good. We are an internationally-accredited standards development and testing & certification organization. We also provide consumer product evaluation and education & training services. Our broad range of knowledge and expertise includes: industrial equipment, plumbing & construction, electro-medical & healthcare, appliances & gas, alternative energy, lighting and sustainability. The CSA mark appears on billions of products around the world.
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