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UL toy testing laboratory receives NABL accreditation
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Jul '15
Underwriters Laboratories (UL), a global safety science organisation, has announced that it has received International Organization for Standardization accreditation ISO 17025 by the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) for its toy testing facility in Gurgaon, India.
 
The state-of-the-art UL laboratory in Gurgaon specialises in toy safety testing and certifying products intended for children, helping manufacturers identify and correct potential hazards throughout the production process.
 
“UL offers in-depth advice regarding existing standards and proposed changes that may impact future quality and compliance. Our industry experts assist with every aspect of toy production throughout the supply chain helping to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and brand specifications. Receiving the NABL accreditation helps lead the way for safety and quality in toy industry,” said managing director and vice president of UL South Asia, Suresh Sugavanam, in a statement.
 
Sarbajeet Mukherjee, general manager, Consumer Products, UL South Asia, said, “At present, the Indian toy industry is observing a huge transition with consumers paying more attention to high-quality products. The need for toy safety and quality standards is important to ensure a good quality product. Being a leader in safety science, we are extremely delighted to have received the prestigious NABL accreditation. This will augment the trust and confidence of our customers.”
 
The India laboratory consists of specialised equipment which provides a world-class testing facility able to meet global standards. UL’s customisable quality and safety assessment provides services such as mechanical and physical testing, flammability testing, chemical analysis, label evaluation services and restricted substance testing. These tests are performed using recognised methods to test toys for compliance with brand specifications, as well as regulations and standards required by global markets, including International (ISO 8124), European (EN 71), Canadian (SOR-2011) and American (ASTM F963,  CPSIA, REACH) standards.
 
UL is registered with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission as an approved laboratory for Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act third-party testing requirements. (RKS)
 

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