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New Terrain for E-Bike Safety Regulations

New Terrain for E-Bike Safety Regulations

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) aims to address the hazards associated with electric bicycles (e-bikes). Precursors to Notice of Proposed Rules (NPRs) and Final Rules, ANPRs are a critical...

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The STURDY Act: A Vital Step Towards Furniture Safety

The STURDY Act: A Vital Step Towards Furniture Safety

With a goal of curbing furniture tip-over incidents that have led to numerous fatalities and injuries, especially in children, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has recently adopted a crucial legislation known as the STURDY Act.  Here’s a concise...

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New UKCA Mark As It Pertains To Medical Devices

New UKCA Mark As It Pertains To Medical Devices

The UK Conformity Assessed Mark (UKCA) is the new United Kingdom (UK) product mark that will be used for certain goods being placed on the market in Great Britain (GB - England, Wales and Scotland), following the UK’s exit from the European Union (EU). The UKCA Mark...

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Product Recalls

Product Recalls

Author:Jeff Baum A product recall occurs when a company has sold a product that is deemed defective or a safety hazard and is then responsible for pulling the product off the market and fixing it or removing it altogether, at the cost of the company. Recalls occur for...

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Amazon ASIN

Amazon ASIN

Author: Jeff Baum AMAZON ASIN SUPPRESSION AND SAFETY COMPLAINTS What should you do when your Amazon ASIN is suppressed due to a safety complaint, customer complaint, or for violating the Amazon Sellers Agreement? Submit all relevant safety testing data and...

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Selling on Amazon: Part 2

Selling on Amazon: Part 2

Author: Jeff Baum In addition to the information on our previous blog about Amazon Product Compliance (if you missed it, you can find it here: http://testingpartners.com/navigating-the-challenges-of-amazon-product-compliance/), Amazon may choose to review certificates...

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Risks of Global Noncompliance

Risks of Global Noncompliance

Many manufacturers choose not to obtain required wireless or safety certifications for their devices going into global markets for various reasons. While those reasons might seem valid, and are definitely based on value, the risks of noncompliance can far outweigh the...

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