SGS Offers Global Brand Protection Services for Licensors

Helps Licensees Comply with Local Safety Regulations, Quality Standards & More

Jun 08, 2010, 10:33 ET from SGS Consumer Testing Services

FAIRFIELD, N.J., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- SGS Consumer Testing Services today announced a brand protection program designed to help licensors maintain regulatory compliance as well as quality and safety for their licensed products sold throughout the world. The program builds on established SGS brand protection services that help well-known consumer products companies safeguard their supply chains.

"A licensor's brand is the company's most valuable asset. The last thing they want to do is tarnish that brand by having licensed products pulled off the shelf for failure to comply with local safety regulations or other mandates," said Richard Postman, Associate Director International Business Development, Toys & Juvenile Products, SGS Consumer Testing Services in North America. "This new program helps licensors equip their licensees with the information and testing services they need to meet product integrity requirements, avoid recalls, and otherwise maintain brand value."

For licensors of branded toys, textiles, jewelry/accessories and other consumer products, SGS services include development of quality assurance/quality control manuals that guide licensees in designing, manufacturing and shipping products. In addition, SGS can assist licensors' efforts to meet regulatory mandates for chemical, mechanical and/or physical testing in the specific markets where the licensed products will be sold.

Licensees can take advantage of SGS assistance in determining which regulatory mandates they must meet as well as SGS' global network of accredited testing laboratories in locations ranging from Fairfield, NJ, to Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Hong Kong in China, all conveniently located near key sourcing locations. This broad global footprint, testing availability near production sites, and centralized management of U.S. and Asia operations lowers transit costs, speeds turnaround time, and ensures efficient communications between SGS and licensees.

SGS labs are accredited to provide performance, safety and eco-testing for compliance with regulations from Proposition 65 in California and the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) in the U.S. to RoHS and EuP and in Europe.

More information about SGS' brand program for licensors is available at http://www.sgs.com/brand_protection, by emailing uscts.inquiries@sgs.com, or by calling 800-777-TEST.

About SGS Consumer Testing Services

SGS Consumer Testing Services, a division of the SGS Group, is the world's leading verification, testing and certification company. The company's comprehensive testing, product inspection, process assessment and technical services cover the entire supply chain from product development to retailing for electrical products, wireless products, soft line products, hard line products and food products. SGS' global network and expertise provide a single consolidated source that can help manufacturers, suppliers and retailers reduce risk, improve efficiency and product quality, and ensure compliance to both national and international standards. Parent company SGS Group has more than 59,000 employees and over 1,000 offices and laboratories in 143 countries. For more information about SGS Consumer Testing Services, visit www.us.sgs.com/cts  

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