AIHA Ensures its Labs Can be CPSC Third Party Registered

The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) recently announced they are working on an action plan to address Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) requirements that were issued Monday, Sept. 22, for the accreditation of third party conformity assessment bodies (laboratories) to test children's products for lead content.

CPSC will require laboratories wanting to test children's products to demonstrate that they can follow recently-issued CPSC test methods for analyzing lead paint in children's products and to become registered third party laboratories through the CPSC. For a laboratory to be eligible for this registration, the requirements specify that laboratories must be accredited by organizations that are part of an ILAC Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA).

AIHA has demonstrated compliance with all applicable international standards, and will be part of an ILAC MRA in the coming months. While pursuing ILAC MRA status, AIHA said that it is committed to doing everything possible to protect the business interests of its laboratory customers and to create opportunities for laboratories accredited by AIHA to immediately become registered third party laboratories accredited for testing to CPSC methods.

AIHA has a formal agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency to accredit laboratories performing analysis of lead in environmental samples including paint, soil, dust wipes, and air.

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