safety

Testing and Standards

Reliability of the tension test for toys

Toys are one of the most complex and risky products to import and to sell. The tension test for toys is part of the EN ... Continue Reading

Reliability of tension test for toys by the Quality Control Blog
Quality Management

Polybag packaging for goods produced in China, is it enough?

The packaging of goods is one of the most significant product specifications. It has a direct influence on the ultimate quality of the goods. It ... Continue Reading

Embalaje con polybag para mercancía fabricada en China según el Quality Control Blog
Quality Management

ISO and SAI standards for inspection and audit companies

In essence, a standard is an agreed way of doing something. It could be about making a product, managing a process, delivering a service or ... Continue Reading

AQF - Les standards ISO et SAI pour les sociétés d'inspection et d'audit selon le Quality Control Blog
Testing and Standards

On-site tests during a furniture inspection related to BS EN 581

During a furniture inspection a wide list of tests are performed in order to check the product usability and conformity to the buyer’s requirements. Also, ... Continue Reading

AQF_Pruebas durante una inspección relacionadas con la norma BS EN 581 según el Quality Control Blog
Testing and Standards

Toys standards and the EN 71 standard part 1-2-3 of 13

The EN 71 standard for the safety of toys made or imported into the European Union specifies the tests to perform to comply with the European ... Continue Reading

AQF - Estándares para juguetes y norma EN 71 parte 1-2-3 de 13 según el Quality Control Blog
Testing and Standards

BS EN 581 safety requirements for furniture: laboratory or on-site tests?

When purchasing furniture the European importers should strictly follow the BS EN 581 safety requirements for furniture however how can they make sure the goods ... Continue Reading

AQF_norme de sécurité BS EN 581 pour le mobilier selon le Quality Control Blog
Purchase Process

Ethical manufacturing in Asia: WRAP

Established in 2000, WRAP is one of the largest certification programs focusing on ethical manufacturing. Most of the buyers and suppliers interested in this certificate ... Continue Reading

Testing and Standards

IEC 61140 – Safety Classes Description

The Quality Control Blog recently discussed the safety classes of IEC 61140. The last article showed why it matters and how to ensure compliance. Three safety ... Continue Reading

Testing and Standards

Safety Class Inspection, IEC 61140

IEC 61140: 2010 defines electronic and electrical product safety classes. Product inspections ensure that our suppliers use the right cables and sufficient insulation as agreed in ... Continue Reading

Testing and Standards

Toy Safety Directive EU : July 2013

On July 21st, 2013, the second part of the Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC will replace the 20-year-old 88/378EEC Directive. Limits and restrictions for new chemical ... Continue Reading