UL Launches Safety and Quality Services for Juvenile Products in Asia

Shanghai and Shenzhen laboratories now equipped with new state-of-the-art test equipment to help meet the growing demand for juvenile product safety

Feb 17, 2016, 11:00 ET from UL

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Feb. 17, 2016  /PRNewswire/ -- UL, a leading global safety science organization, offers a wide competence in the Juvenile Products safety and quality fields with fully-equipped laboratories in Cabiate (Italy). Now UL has added a comprehensive suite of testing services for juvenile products in their Shanghai and Shenzhen laboratories.

Utilizing new state-of-the-art equipment and test methodology to ASTM and EU Standards, UL can assist brands, retailers, manufacturers and suppliers in achieving compliance with changing regulations and new standards for juvenile products. 

"The complex issues of today have replaced concerns of the past, and the safety landscape of tomorrow continues to evolve. What remains constant is that we at UL are passionate and dedicated to protecting people, especially our children," said Dr. Natale Consonni, Vice President and General Manager for UL Consumer and Retail Services. "With more than 5,000 square feet dedicated to juvenile products testing and new state-of-the-art equipment, UL can efficiently meet the growing demand for safety in this industry."

UL testing helps ensure the products you bring to market are safe, providing confidence in your brand knowing that it is made with utmost care. Our capabilities cover testing and analysis, quality audit and inspection, and responsible sourcing for various product categories including:

  • Baby Walkers
  • Infant Bouncer Seats
  • Infant Bath Seats
  • Carriages and Strollers
  • High Chairs and Infant Swings
  • Full-Size Baby Cribs and Non Full-Size Baby Cribs
  • Play Yards
  • Portable Bed Rails
  • Bedside Sleeper, Bassinet and Cradles
  • Toddler Beds
  • Hand-Held Infant Carriers
  • Sling Carriers
  • Soft Infant Carriers

"Drawing upon our extensive experience with existing and newly updated regulations for toys, UL has developed quality assurance solutions specifically for juvenile products to help ensure global compliance, product integrity, and safety," stated Brian Grochal, Technical Lead – Juvenile Products for UL Consumer and Retail Services.

COMPLETE PORTFOLIO OF TESTING, ANALYSES AND SERVICES

  • Mechanical and physical testing
  • Flammability testing
  • Chemical and microbiological analysis
  • Label and design evaluation services
  • Electrical and electronic component
  • Toxicological Risk Assessments (TRA)

Additional information about UL's safety and quality services for Juvenile Products can be found at ul.com/toys. For more details about our juvenile product testing capabilities in Shenzhen and Shanghai email AsiaEnquiry@ul.com.

About UL
UL is a premier global independent safety science company that has championed progress for more than 120 years. Its nearly 11,000 professionals are guided by the UL mission to promote safe working and living environments for all people. UL uses research and standards to continually advance and meet ever-evolving safety needs. We partner with businesses, manufacturers, trade associations and international regulatory authorities to bring solutions to a more complex global supply chain. For more information about our certification, testing, inspection, advisory and education services, visit http://www.UL.com.

CONTACT: Kim Vranas
Marketing Manager
UL Consumer and Retail Services
T: (781) 821.2200 ext. 265

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