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Medical Device or Personal Care Item?

The elderly use various products that sit between medical device and personal care item. Businesses must ensure their products comply with the right regulations. Read More

  1. Hardgoods
March 23 2020

Volunteering as a Hair Product Tester

Products that are used on human hair need to be tested on humans to ensure they perform as described and are safe. We look at some of the ways human volunteers are part of the process when testing hair products. Read More

  1. Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household
March 23 2020

Does Your Skincare Product Live Up to The Claims?

When skincare products are launched onto the market, they often come with specific claims concerning performance. How do manufacturers substantiate these claims before they go onto the market? Read More

  1. Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household
March 23 2020

Hidden Technology: An Overview of North American Standards

Hidden technology is becoming a part of our everyday life. Our experts consider some of the standards these products must conform to when accessing markets in North America. Read More

  1. Electrical and Electronics
March 23 2020

Kid-Proofing: Making Domestic Furniture Safe and Compliant in the US

We look at the different efforts being made to make furniture safe for children and avoid tip-over accidents. Read More

  1. Hardgoods
March 23 2020

SGS Madrid Lab gains ENAC testing lab accreditation for electric vehicle chargers

Our electrical laboratory in Madrid has extended its testing capabilities following accreditation from ENAC, Spain's National Accreditation Body, as a UNE-EN-ISO/IEC 17025 test lab for electric vehicle chargers. Read More

  1. Electrical and Electronics
March 23 2020

How is New Technology Changing Your Kitchen?

Kitchens are changing. We look at the ways IoT technology is making our lives easier in the kitchen. Read More

  1. Electrical and Electronics
March 23 2020

Sustainability: The Latest Clothing Industry Fashion

Consumers and regulators are increasingly looking for more sustainable products. We look at how the fashion industry is using this opportunity to create new clothing ranges. Read More

  1. Softlines
March 23 2020

Toy Updates: March 2020

Learn more about updates to EN 71-1:2014+A1:2018, including changes to the projectile requirements. Read More

  1. Toys and Juvenile Products
March 17 2020

Avoiding Disappointed Customers in the Toy Industry

As manufacturers review sales during Christmas 2019 and turn their attention to Christmas 2020, how can they ensure their products are safe and meet the expectations of customers, thereby minimizing the risk of returns? Read More

  1. Toys and Juvenile Products
January 22 2020