ACLASS to accredit testing laboratories under CPSC requirements.
Press Release Summary:
November 5, 2008 - ANSI and ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board/ACLASS confirmed that ACLASS meets safety requirements for accrediting testing laboratories under second phase of CPSIA. Issued by CPSC, requirements guide safe manufacture of children's products, specifically cribs and pacifiers. According to Public Law 110-314 prerequisites, samples of certain children's products must be submitted for testing by independent laboratory before they can be imported, warehoused, or sold in U.S.
Original Press Release
ACLASS to Accredit Testing Laboratories Under New CPSC Requirements for Safety of Cribs and Pacifiers
Press release date: November 3, 2008
ANSI is a private non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance U.S. global competitiveness and the American quality of life by promoting, facilitating, and safeguarding the integrity of the voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system. Its membership is comprised of businesses, professional societies and trade associations, standards developers, government agencies, and consumer and labor organizations. The Institute represents the diverse interests of more than 125,000 companies and organizations and 3.5 million professionals worldwide. The Institute is the official U.S. representative to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and, via the U.S. National Committee, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), and is a U.S. representative to the International Accreditation Forum (IAF). ANSI currently has offices in New York City and Washington, DC. About ACLASS and ANAB
The ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board / ACLASS provides laboratory accreditation for testing and calibration laboratories to ISO/IEC 17025, reference material producers (RMPs) to ISO Guide 34, and inspection bodies to ISO/IEC 17020. Additionally, ACLASS provides training services and custom accreditation programs for industry. The ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board / ANAB is the U.S. accreditation body for management systems. ANAB accredits certification bodies for ISO 9001 quality management systems (QMS), ISO 14001 environmental management systems (EMS), ISO 27001 information security management systems, ISO 22000 food safety management systems, ANSI/AIHA Z10 occupational health and safety management systems, and numerous industry-specific requirements. ANAB is a member of the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and a signatory of the IAF Multilateral Recognition Arrangements (MLAs) for QMS and EMS. The ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board is the only U.S. accreditation body with both ILAC and IAF recognition. To learn more about ILAC-recognized ACLASS laboratory accreditation, call Roger Muse at 703-351-9139, ext. 202, or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.