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Sorting through - and keeping up with - global laws can be risky and overwhelming. Let Hohenstein experts help you determine which laws are applicable and create a holistic smart testing plan to protect your consumers and your reputation.

Regulatory Testing, Certification and Compliance Services

A Hohenstein testing matrix ensures compliance and risk management, while considering your goals for sustainability and performance.

  • Standard and customized product testing and safety assessments (RSL, quality, performance, physical, analytical/chemical, mechanical, flammability, etc.)
  • Regulatory testing, documentation and certifications (CPSC/CPSIA certification, CE Marking, EU MDR, PPE, etc.)
  • Industry certifications (OEKO-TEX®, ZDHC, etc.)
  • Claim validation and benchmarking
  • Labeling and technical documentation
  • Audits and inspections

Regulatory Assessments by Category and Testing

Hohenstein testing and certification services cover many areas of global regulatory compliance in apparel, footwear, textiles, leather and chemicals.

Toxins  |  Flammability  |  Fiber ID  |  Labeling  |  Mechanical  |  PPE  |  Medical  |  Sustainability  |  Children's  |  Toys

Hohenstein's services include the regulations below.  Contact us for help with other countries and regulations.

General Product Safety Laws

US - United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)

  • Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA)

CA - Health Canada

  • Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA)

EU - European Commission

  • General Product Safety Directive (GPSD) (2001/95/EC)

Toxic Substances Regulations

US

United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)

  • Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA)
  • Federal Hazardous Substances Act

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA), Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act,  Significant New Use Rule (SNUR)
US - States

US State Regulations

  • California Proposition 65
  • Chemicals of High Concern for Children (CHCC)
  • Connecticut Child Product Safety Act
  • Illinois - Lead Poisoning Prevention Act
  • Utah - Upholstered Furniture and Quilted Clothing Inspection Act
  • California, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington (proposed: Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Ohio) - Ban on certain flame retardants (PentaBDE, OctaBDE, DecaBDE, TDCPP, TCEP, Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD), chlorinated tris)
Canada

Health Canada

  • Canada Consumer Protection Safety Act (CCPSA)
    • Surface Coating Materials Regulations
    • Consumer Products Containing Lead Regulations
    • Phthalates Regulation
EU

European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)

  • REACH
  • Regulation Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPS)

European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)

  • Directive on packaging and packaging waste
EU - Countries

EU Country Regulations

  • National EU/EEA state legislation
  • Norway Products Regulation

Flammability Testing Regulations

US

US - United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)

  • Flammable Fabrics Act (FFA)
  • Federal Hazardous Substances Act (FHSA)
Canada

Health Canada

  • Canada Consumer Protection Safety Act (CCPSA)
  • Textile Flammability Regulation
  • Children's Sleepwear Regulation
EU

European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)

  • REACH

Fiber Identification & Labeling Laws

US

United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)

  • Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA)
  • Federal Hazardous Substances Act (FHSA)
  • Flammable Fabrics Act (FFA)

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

  • Textile Fiber Products Identification Act/Textile Labeling Rule
  • Fair Packaging and Labeling Act
  • Care Labeling Rule
  • Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act
  • Deception as to composition
  • Made in USA Labeling Rule
  • Wool Products Labeling Act
  • Fur Products Labeling Act (FPLA) and Truth in Fur Labeling Act

Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

  • Methods of marking specific articles

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Organic Fibers: Organic Foods Production Act (OFPA)
US - States

US State Regulations

  • Placement, warning language
  • Uniform Label Law
  • Fur labeling
  • Plastic bag suffocation warning
  • California Proposition 65
  • Connecticut Child Product Safety Act
  • Utah - Upholstered Furniture and Quilted Clothing Inspection Act
Canada

Canada Competition Bureau

  • Textile Labelling Act (TLA) and Textile Labelling and Advertising Regulations (TLAR)

Canada Border Services Agency

  • Canadian Customs Tarriff

Health Canada

  • Canada Consumer Protection Safety Act (CCPSA)

Quebec - Office of Consumer Protection (OPC)

  • Quebec Consumer Protection Act
  • Charter of the French Language
EU

European Commission

  • General Product Safety Directive (GPSD) Regulation
  • Textile Labelling Act
  • Labelling of materials: footwear
  • Textile Fibre Labelling Regulation
UK

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

  • UK Textile Labelling Act

Mechanical Testing Regulations

US

United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)

  • Federal Hazardous Substances Act (FHSA)
    • Choking hazard warning label
    • Sharp accessible points test
    • Sharp accessible edges test
    • Small parts - hazardous conditions safety test before and after use, abuse testing
    • Tension test
    • Torque test

Children's Product Regulations

US

United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)

  • Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA)
  • Federal Hazardous Substances Act (FHSA)
  • Flammable Fabrics Act (FFA)

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

  • Textile Fiber Products Identification Act/Textile Labeling Rule
  • Fair Packaging and Labeling Act
  • Care Labeling Rule
  • Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act
  • Deception as to composition
  • Made in USA Labeling Rule
  • Wool Products Labeling Act
  • Fur Products Labeling Act (FPLA) and Truth in Fur Labeling Act

Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

  • Methods of marking specific articles

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Organic Fibers: Organic Foods Production Act (OFPA)
US - States

US State Regulations

  • Child Product Safety Acts
  • Chemicals of High Concern for Children (CHCC)
  • California Proposition 65
  • California Bureau of Household Goods and Services (BHGS)
  • Placement, warning language
  • Uniform Label Law
  • Fur labeling
  • Plastic bag suffocation warning
  • Connecticut Child Product Safety Act
  • Utah - Upholstered Furniture and Quilted Clothing Inspection Act
Canada

Health Canada

  • Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA)
    • Surface Coating Materials Regulations
    • Consumer Products Containing Lead Regulations
    • Phthalates Regulation
  • Textile Flammability Regulation
  • Children's Sleepwear Regulation

Competition Bureau Canada

  • Textile Labelling Act (TLA) and Textile Labelling and Advertising Regulations (TLAR)

Canada Border Services Agency

  • Canadian Customs Tariff

Quebec - Office of Consumer Protection (OPC)

  • Quebec Consumer Protection Act
  • Charter of the French Language
EU

European Commission

  • General Product Safety Directive (GPSD) (2001/95/EC)
  • Textile Fibre Names and Labelling Regulation
  • Textile Labelling Act
  • Labelling of materials: footwear
  • Textile Fibre Labelling Regulation

European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)

  • REACH
  • Regulation Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPS)

European Environmental Agency

  • Directive on packaging and packaging waste
EU - Countries

EU Country Regulations

  • National EU/EEA state legislation
  • Norway Products Regulation
UK

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

  • UK Textile Labelling Act

Children's Drawstrings

US

United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)

  • Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA)

US - States

US State Regulations

  • New York - general business law
  • Wisconsin
Canada

Quebec

  • Quebec - Consumer Protection Act
EU

European Commission

  • General Product Safety Directive (GPSD)

Children's Toy Regulations

US
Canada

Health Canada

  • CCPSA Toy Regulations
EU

European Commission

  • Toy Safety Directive

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Regulations

Medical Device Regulations

Medical Device Testing and Certification

Sustainability Regulations

EU

European Commission

EU - Countries
Sustainable Development and Certification

Global Product Testing Labs

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Ben Mead
Managing Director
Hohenstein Americas