UL Announces Move to New State-of-the-Art Consumer Products Testing Laboratory

Jan 10, 2013, 12:13 ET from UL

ENFIELD, Conn., Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UL today announced the move of its Enfield, CT-based consumer products testing laboratory to a new, state-of-the-art 48,000 s/f facility in Enfield, more than doubling its capacity and capabilities for quality and safety assurance testing.  The relocation will enable UL to more efficiently meet the growing demand for the company's analytical, physical, performance and compliance testing of consumer products for retailers and manufacturers doing business in the U.S. 

The new facility houses advanced instrumentation and equipment for the testing of consumer hard goods inclusive of toys, small appliances, electrical equipment, and general merchandise, and soft goods inclusive of apparel, and fabrics and textiles.  Additional laboratory capabilities allow UL to offer quality and safety assurance testing services in the U.S. for jewelry, playground equipment, and juvenile products.

UL's consumer products group provides a full range of global verification services including: product compliance testing to international, federal and regional regulations; product evaluations for safety risk assessment, performance, and design consistency; factory capabilities and cGMP audits; quality inspections; social compliance and fair labor monitoring programs; and customized quality assurance solutions to meet the special needs of any company.

"Our new Connecticut laboratory can now offer a greater volume of testing, more efficiently and across more product lines, while coordinating activities for U.S.-based customers using global UL consumer products labs for their testing needs.  We have precision laboratories positioned in key producing countries to service our customers with the highest integrity and through worldwide collaboration," said Roy Lamothe, Vice President and General Manager-Consumer Products, North America.  "We look forward to extending our partnerships with customers who are looking to enhance their brand by offering products that are compliant, safe, consistent, and preferred in the worldwide marketplace."

The new facility is located at 1559 King Street, Enfield, CT, 06082.  Website is www.ul.com/consumer-products.  All other contact information remains the same.

Since 1894, UL has been a respected leader in safety science.  Today, UL is advancing its commitment to protecting people, products and places through expert advisory and independent quality assurance testing, inspections, and assessments for a wide range of consumer products.  Our network of more than 250 laboratories and facilities in 46 countries helps drive the integrity of global supply chains, optimize product performance and protect brands.

Additional information about UL's consumer product services can be found at www.ul.com/consumer-products.

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