Intertek Achieves UKAS Accreditation to Test to EN 71-3:2013 Governing Material Migration in Toys

  Intertek Achieves UKAS Accreditation to Test to EN 71-3:2013 Governing
  Material Migration in Toys

Intertek is working with manufacturers to help them mitigate the risks created
by the migration of harmful chemicals in toys and their ingestion.

Business Wire

LEICESTER, United Kingdom -- July 17, 2013

Intertek a leading provider of quality and safety solutions to industries
around the world is now accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service
(UKAS) for their laboratory in Leicester UK, to perform testing to the new EN
71-3:2013 Standard.

The EN 71-3 Standard governing the levels of material migration in toys has
changed in response to the revised Toy Safety Directive (2009/48/EC) and its
chemical migration rules that come into force on the 20^th July 2013. The
revised standard reflects the new limits specified in the Directive for a
range of metals such as aluminum, copper, manganese, boron, strontium, cobalt,
and tin, in addition to the metals specified in the previous version of the
Standard. It also gives manufacturers testing and non-testing methods of
product assessment.

As one of the first to achieve this accreditation, Intertek is proud to
safeguard its clients and minimise their liability risks by ensuring product
compliance withevolving legislation. This additional accreditation further
enhances the capabilities of Intertek’s network of global of laboratories
which validates thousands of different products worldwide, every year.

A senior technical expert in Toys at Leicester, Robert Hinchcliffe commented,
“No one wants to take risks with children and so validating the material
migration levels in toys is about safeguarding them from harm. By using an
accredited laboratory such as Intertek, toy manufacturers will get a robust
set of material migration data results that will give them peace of mind that
their product complies.”

To find out more, please download our brand new guidance document
'Understanding EN 71 -3 chemical migration limits in toys and childcare
items'from
http://www.intertek.com/understanding-en-71-3-new-chemical-migration/

Intertek’s customers include some of the world’s leading brands, major global
and local companies and governments, and they are a leading player in the toy,
games, and premium testing industry. With a global staff of expert materials
chemists, Intertek helps to safeguard its clients and minimise their liability
risks by ensuring product compliance withevolving legislation.For more
information on specific testing and certification for your product or to see
how we can help you,please mailconsumergoods.uk@intertek.com or phone +44
(0)116 263 0330.

About Intertek

Intertek is the leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide.
From auditing and inspection, to testing, training, advisory, quality
assurance and certification, Intertek adds value to customers’ products,
processes and assets. With a network of more than 1,000 laboratories and
offices and over 35,000 people in more than 100 countries, Intertek supports
companies’ success in a global marketplace. Intertek helps its customers to
meet end users’ expectations for safety, sustainability, performance,
integrity and desirability in virtually any market worldwide. Visit
www.intertek.com.

Contact:

Intertek
Technical
Robert Hinchcliffe, Assistant Business Development Manager
Telephone: +44 (116) 263 9610
robert.hinchcliffe@intertek.com
or
Marketing
Donna Paterson, Marketing Executive
Telephone: +44 (1) 16 263 0330
donna.paterson@intertek.com
 
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