READING, England, Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UL-STR, an independent provider of quality assurance (QA) testing, audit, inspection and responsible sourcing services for the consumer products industry, will present a toy safety seminar, "Toy Safety – Implications of Regulatory Changes," on September 12, 2012 at its UK laboratory in Reading. The toy safety training event is part of an ongoing seminar series on the latest QA issues being offered at UL-STR's UK offices.
The "Toy Safety – Implications of Regulatory Changes" seminar will provide an update on changes in legislation that affect toy manufacturers and others in the toy supply chain who distribute products in the EU and North America. Topics will include: the EU Toy Safety Directive and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act; other overlapping regulations and requirements such as the RoHS directive, the Cosmetics Regulation, and REACH; responsibilities of parties; and an update on supporting standards. Keith Richards, who serves as Technical Director for European Toys and Children's Products at UL-STR and has over 25 years of experience in toy and consumer product testing, will lead the session.
The session runs from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on September 12, 2012 and the cost is 50 pounds Sterling. Places are limited, so early registration is recommended. To register, email QAenquiries@ul.com.
Trusted the world over, UL-STR is an independent provider of quality assurance testing, audit, inspection and responsible sourcing services for the consumer products industry. Our reach encompasses over 30 countries across five continents and the capability to provide audit services in over 140 countries. We identify critical control points in the supply chain, develop quality and safety protocols, and verify compliance. UL-STR is part of UL Verification Services, a business unit of UL (Underwriters Laboratories).
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