Manufacturers, brands and retailers are expected to conduct a range of chemical testing to ensure products entering the market place are fit for purpose and compliant with the relevant legislation. Failure to comply can potentially cause damage to brand reputation through products not being fit for sale as well as dissatisfied customers, rejection of stock and fines, all of which can have cost implications for your business.

 

Chemical Testing Services for Compliance

Eurofins | BLC can support your company in this challenging business area through a range of chemical testing services to provide evidence of chemical compliance to international standards:

  • California Proposition 65 (Prop 65)
  • China Guobiao (GB) Standards
  • Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) / Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
  • European Union Packaging Directive
  • Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemical Substances (REACH) regulation (EC)1907/2006
  • Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive
  • Toy Safety Directive (EN71)

 

Chemical compliance services include:

  • Product risk assessment
  • Chemical testing of materials and products

Eurofins | BLC conduct chemical testing for compliance on products containing leather, textiles, plastics and synthetics, rubber, metal, adhesives, pigments, coatings and paint. 

 

Due Diligence Testing

The operation of an effective due diligence process is important to ensure that products are compliant and fit for purpose. Eurofins | BLC offers a complete quality and risk management package to address all aspects of product sourcing and sale.

 

Advanced Chemical and Regulatory Support for Eurofins | BLC Members

Eurofins | BLC Members can benefit from advanced technical support on chemical legislation enquiries, including the creation of restricted substance policies and manuals, or the review of existing documents. Members can also take advantage of discounted prices on chemical testing as well as failure analysis and remediation services where applicable.

 

Members also have online access to a range of toolkits to support responsible chemical management:

  • Chemical, materials and product specifications
  • Guide to Managing Chemical Requirements in Product
  • REACH SVHC Risk Matrix

 

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Eurofins | BLC Product Compliance Tips for Brands and Retailers

  • Check suppliers’ certificates to ensure that products have been tested in accordance with the relevant legislation
  • Conduct frequent due diligence testing
  • Keep the relevant staff up-to-date with any developments in chemical legislation for compliance with product safety laws

 

Contact Eurofins | BLC for Chemical Compliance Testing

Eurofins | BLC can provide chemical testing and compliance support for international legislation for leather, textile and synthetic products. Contact Eurofins | BLC for a testing quotation and for chemical compliance support on +44 (0) 1604 679 999 or email info@blcleathertech.com

 

Eurofins | BLC Chemical Testing & Analysis

Chemical testing and analysis is conducted at Eurofins | BLC's internationally accredited chemical testing laboratory based in the UK, which is accredited by UKAS (0076), ILAC and CPSC (1049) for BS, EN and ISO standards, including ISO 17025. 

At Eurofins | BLC, we offer one of the fastest chemical testing turnaround times in Europe, with faster lead-time options available on selected routine chemical testing.

Below is a list of our most popular chemical tests:

 

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Eurofins | BLC Chemical Testing and Support for International Regulations

 

REACH Testing Services

Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemical Substances (REACH) regulation (EC)1907/2006 is a European regulation on chemicals and their use. REACH calls for the progressive substitution of the most dangerous chemicals when suitable alternatives have been identified.

All products supplied within Europe must be compliant with REACH including the presence of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs), and compliance to Annex XVII requirements.

Eurofins | BLC can assist with REACH testing and support that may be required. Eurofins | BLC also offers Annex XVII testing to identify any restricted substances and SVHC testing and screening under REACH.

 

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CPSIA Testing Services

The CPSIA sets restrictions for the amount of lead, phthalates and flame retardants in consumer products designed or intended primarily for children 12 years of age or younger, as well as setting out requirements for flammability testing.

These regulations are legislative and testing of products is mandatory. This safety standard has been widely adopted voluntarily to control the amount of lead in all products sold within the USA.

Eurofins | BLC is a CPSC accredited laboratory (CPSC 1049) and offers lead testing and phthalates testing.

 

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China GB Standards Testing

Any brand supplying leather product into China needs to demonstrate compliance to GB standards testing for formaldehyde and azo dyes.

If you are selling leather products in China, these standards are mandatory and currently can only be conducted by a Chinese government laboratory. It is important to note, that brands in breach of the GB standards regulation may have their products seized from stores.

Eurofins | BLC have a partnership with a Chinese laboratory and can provide GB standards testing.

 

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Toy Safety Directive (EN71-3) Testing

EN71 has been widely adopted within Europe as a general product safety standard for heavy metals and toxic elements in consumer products. Chemical testing is required under BS EN71 in order to ensure compliance with part 3.

EN71-3 is a migratory test, evaluating the propensity of metals to leach from products and cause toxicity hazards, particularly relating to exposure through sucking and mouthing of items.

 

Contact Eurofins | BLC for EN71-3 Testing

 

California Proposition 65 (Prop 65) Testing

California Proposition 65 is a product safety directive under which any retailer of a product or service can be challenged legally regarding the chemical content of a product against a list of over 850 potential chemical candidates.  

Eurofins | BLC provide a product risk assessment and targeted chemical testing service for Prop 65.

 

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Eurofins | BLC Chemical Testing Services for Legislative Compliance

Chemical legislation differs around the world and managing chemical compliance can prove to be a complex, challenging task when manufacturing and supplying products on a global scale.

Eurofins | BLC can provide a legislative support and chemical testing of consumer products for compliance at its accredited testing laboratory, which holds accreditations from UKAS (0076), CPSC (1049) and ILAC.

Eurofins | BLC are proud to work with a wide variety of organisations from chemical companies and product manufacturers to brands and retailers, testing a diverse range of consumer products. Customers of Eurofins | BLC benefit from fast testing turnaround times and one of the highest levels of customer service in the industry.

Eurofins | BLC regularly participate in proficiency testing programmes to ensure that we deliver some of the most accurate results in the industry.

 

For chemical testing and compliance services, Eurofins | BLC provide:

  • Chemical testing at an internationally accredited ISO17025 testing laboratory in the UK
  • Competitive pricing
  • Fast chemical testing turnaround times - most test results available within 4-5 days working days
  • Both the testing and the understanding of the results provided
  • A comprehensive and easy to understand test report
  • Technical back up and support from chemical testing experts
  • Chemical compliance and product safety training courses for your staff

 

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Our Accreditations

Eurofins | BLC holds accreditations from UKAS, CPSC, and ILAC, and has auditors approved to carry out LWG audits. Trust Eurofins | BLC to deliver some of the most accurate test results in the industry.

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Testimonials

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