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Intertek Indonesia Announces Accreditation for CPSIA Lead and Small Parts Testing

2009-10-29 11:54
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JAKARTA, Indonesia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Intertek, a leading provider of quality and safety solutions to a wide range of industries worldwide is proud to announce its approval as the first third-party laboratory in Indonesia accredited to provide both lead and small parts testing under the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA). Testing procedures will primarily cater to consumer products designed and manufactured for young children.

Intertek’s Indonesian lab is one of its 24 CPSIA-accredited facilities around the world. The CPSIA, also known as HR 4040, was passed in August 2008 for enhanced regulation of consumer safety throughout the supply chain. New certification requirements include changes to phthalate and lead limits, mandatory third-party testing requirements, and many other added provisions that provoked questions for manufacturers, importers, private labelers, distributors and retailers since its enforcement. Violation of the act could mean increased fines, denied imports and other penalties under the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s amplified authority.

Businesses that export their products to the U.S. have thus needed to take extra precaution to ensure compliance with new provisions. As a third-party laboratory representing many of the largest global brands, Intertek responded by offering CPSIA training, in-depth consulting and frequent analysis of products and processes to clients. Its full suite of quality solutions aim to mitigate risk, protecting brands from costly recalls by examining the strict following of legal specifications.

Ms. Nina Tjen, General Manager of Intertek Consumer Goods Indonesia, said:

“Customers dealing with textiles, furniture, hardlines, children’s toys – nearly all consumer products industries can benefit from our extended capability in South Asia." She added, “We welcome this to our existing Asia Pacific network, and we are honored to help regional firms improve observance of such important health and environmental standards.“

For detailed information on Intertek’s CPSIA testing, please visit: http://www.intertek.com/cpsia.

About Intertek

Intertek (ITRK.L) is a leading provider of quality and safety solutions serving a wide range of industries around the world. From auditing and inspection, to testing, quality assurance and certification, Intertek people are dedicated to adding value to customers' products and processes, supporting their success in the global marketplace. Intertek has the expertise, resources and global reach to support its customers through its network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 24,000 people in more than 100 countries around the world.

Contacts

Media Contacts:
Regional:
Caroline Leonardo, Sales and Marketing Manager
Tel: +62 21 391 8584 (Indonesia)
Email: caroline.leonardo@intertek.com
or
Rest of World:
Rachel M. Huang, Public Relations Coordinator
Tel: +1 630 481 3163 (United States)
Email: Rachel.m.huang@intertek.com