Archive for December, 2009

CPSIA Stay of Enforcement

Based on a news release from the CPSC (which can be viewed in full here) the CPSC has extended the date for third party testing of childrens products.

The release reads “…the Commission voted 4-1 to extend the stay on certification and third party testing for children’s products subject to lead content limits until February 10, 2011. Under this decision, products must still meet the 300 ppm lead limit now, but certification and third party testing to show compliance will be required for all children’s products manufactured after February 10, 2011. A children’s product is one that is primarily intended for children 12 and younger…”

XRF testing toy package

XRF testing toy package

Also noted, is that “…Domestic manufacturers and importers are not required to test nonchildren’s products using an independent third party lab. However, they must certify that nonchildren’s products comply with applicable CPSC regulations by issuing a general certificate of conformity (GCC) based on a reasonable testing program…”

XRF Analyzers can assist in providing a testing solution for your compliance needs.  Through our versatile XRF rental programs a company can prove compliance to regulations that affect a product line or by adding a low-cost Handheld XRF analyzer an organization can have a permanent method of in-house compliance testing.

Contact Quickshot XRF to discuss your product line and the testing solutions that we can offer for your CPSIA screening and other lead testing needs.

Standing out from other gold-buyers…

As the price of gold rises, you have probably noticed an increasing number of gold-buy-back companies and jewelry stores that offer to “buy your gold” (depending on why you are at this website, that could be considered an increase in ‘competition’).  With increased competition comes a need to stand out from the others and the obvious question…how does an organization buying gold stand out from the competition?

buy-gold-testerOne way that organizations are answering that question is to promote the accuracy of their gold testing methods – and companies that are using x-ray fluorescence (XRF) have a great advantage over organizations using less accurate methods.

In just the past few weeks, I have noticed companies promoting their use of XRF for gold analysis through press releases, youtube videos, handouts and on their websites.  Having advanced testing capabilities lets the gold seller know that they are working with a serious business that is paying out on the highest accuracy – it separates one gold buyer from their competition…XRF could separate you from your competition.