Testing Laboratories

This directory lists TIA member testing labs* that provide service to the toy industry; it includes contact information and testing capabilities as provided by the listed organization.

WHAT IS A TESTING LABORATORY?

To assist in the verification of compliance to the industry’s toy rigorous safety standards, toy companies rely on independent laboratories to conduct a wide range of tests for everything from small parts to how the toy is expected to be used (or misused).  The labs consider how a toy may be dropped and thrown, pushed and pulled, twisted and bent, and more.  They will perform test on paints and stains, liquids, paste, powders, putties and gels to make sure that toys are not dangerous or pose a risk of irritating children's skin, eyes, or mouth.  Toys will also be tested to ensure that they don't overheat or have parts that wear out or release.  These tests are conducted on random samples pulled during the manufacturing process and may be repeated again on samples pulled from warehouses where finished toys are stored before being shipped to stores. 

*NOTE:  This directory does not represent a recommendation from TIA of the organizations listed, nor is TIA responsible for the quality of work performed by these organizations. Information shown was provided by each listed organization and has not been verified by TIA.

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Mr. Richard Rosati
Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services
100 Northpointe Parkway
Buffalo
NY
14228-1884
United States
(716) 505-3472
richard.rosati@us.bureauveritas.com
www.mtl-acts.com


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Ms. Julia Zhang
CTI - Centre Testing International Corp.
Building C, Hongwei Industrial Park,
Block 70
Shenzhen, Guangdong
518133
China
86-755-33683916
julia.zhang@cti-cert.com
http://us.cti-cert.com


 
 

Mr. Jeff Singleton
Helmsman Quality & Technology Services
801 W End Ave Apt 6E
New York
NY
10025-5362
(212) 757-2400
jeff.singleton@gmail.com
www.hqts.com


 
 

Mr. Timothy Corrigan
HQTS QA International Services Co., Ltd.
446 N Seymour Ave
Mundelein
IL
60060-1835
847-949-4700
tim@qainternational.com
www.qainternational.com


 
 

Mr. John A. Luzzi
Intertek
545 East Algonquin Road
Suite F
Arlington Heights
IL
60005
United States
(732) 394-5370
john.luzzi@intertek.com
www.intertek.com


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Mr. Piyush Shah
SGS North America, Inc.
291 Fairfield Avenue
Fairfield
NJ
07004-3833
United States
(973) 461-7953
piyush_shah@sgs.com
www.us.sgs.com


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Ms. Tina M. Blazer (Goerss)
TUV Rheinland of North America
2709 SE Otis Corley Drive
Suite 11
Bentonville
AR
72712
United States
(858) 433-0197
tblazer@us.tuv.com
www.tuv.com


 
 

Ms. Susan DeRagon
UL
1559 King Street
Enfield
CT
06082-4814
United States
(860) 749-8371
susan.deragon@strquality.com
www.strquality.com


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