FAIRFIELD, N.J., Aug. 19, 2011. SGS North America Inc. today announced the expansion of its full-size and non-full-size crib safety testing services with U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) certification of company labs in Fairfield, N.J., and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, to test for compliance with new CPSC crib safety rules. Added to the earlier certification of the company’s Shanghai lab, SGS now has the ability to test cribs to be sold in the U.S. market at all major points of manufacture.
In the U.S., the SGS lab in New Jersey now serves the large domestic crib manufacturing base. It also provides testing services for existing crib inventory produced domestically or imported to the U.S. on or after June 28, 2011, the effective date of the new standard.
In Shanghai and Vietnam, the ability to source crib testing from local SGS labs eliminates the need for Asian manufacturers to ship products to the U.S. for testing and avoids resulting delays in getting new crib models to market.