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Welcome to Consumer Compact. Focusing on the Consumer Goods and Retail industry, our experts provide insights on international developments, new regulations, case studies and updates on SGS activities.

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Dressed to Impress: The Growing Pet Apparel Market in China

With Chinese citizens increasingly dressing their pets like members of the family, SGS looks at the phenomenon and the standards that should be applied. Read More

  1. Softlines
April 09 2019

Electrical and Electronic and Battery Testing in Taunusstein, Germany

In this issue our lab focus article features our laboratory facilities in Taunusstein, Germany. Read More

  1. Electrical and Electronics
April 09 2019

An Analysis of EU Furniture Recalls from 2015 to 2018

SGS analyzes the furniture recalled and recorded by the EU’s RAPEX system between 2015 and 2018. Read More

  1. Hardgoods
April 09 2019

Consumer Compact Q1 2019: Extended Quality & Sourcing Solution, Electric Wheelchairs, Furniture Recalls and more

Extended Quality and Sourcing Solution, electric wheelchairs, furniture recall, pet clothing and more. Read More

  1. Consumer Goods and Retail
April 09 2019

Accessing the EU Marketplace with Safe and Compliant Electric Wheelchairs

Understanding how the requirements of the Medical Device Directive affect access to markets in the European Union for electric wheelchairs. Read More

  1. Electrical and Electronics
April 09 2019

Accessing Brazil's Growing Market for Medical Devices

SGS experts explain Brazilian requirements for medical devices. Read More

  1. Electrical and Electronics
April 09 2019

European Union Introduces New Energy Labels for Household Appliances, Lamps and Lighting

SGS provides guidance as the EU introduces the simpler A to G grading system for energy labels on household appliances, lamps and lighting. Read More

  1. Electrical and Electronics
April 09 2019

SGS’s Test Labs Awarded ATL Status by Sigfox

SGS’s laboratories in China, Taiwan and Finland celebrate achieving Accredited Test Lab (ATL) status from Sigfox, the world’s leading IoT services provider. Read More

  1. Electrical and Electronics
March 05 2019

Toy Updates: February 2019

Our toy experts telling you more about the issues surrounding the following frequently asked questions. Read More

  1. Toys and Juvenile Products
February 19 2019

Consumer Compact Q4 2018: Royal Wedding, Halal Cosmetics, Single-use Plastic, Social Audits & More

Royal Wedding, Halal Cosmetics, Single-use Plastics, CTIA, Social Audits and more... Read More

  1. Consumer Goods and Retail
January 11 2019