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Material Testing

Testing of materials is crucial to ensure that the materials utilized in wire forming and other solutions comply with regulatory requirements and are compatible with their intended application. Material testing plays a crucial role in maintaining compliance, facilitating proper selection of materials and treatment, and enabling product design and continual improvement.

To ensure all materials undergo sufficient testing, Gall Machine Company tests for standards such as ASTM F963 and CPSC-CH-E1001-08.

ASTM F963 – Children’s Toy Safety

This standard (ASTM F963) lays out safety requirements and test methods to guarantee that toys designed for children under 14 years old are safe to use. Its primary objective is to minimize potential hazards and risks associated with toys, such as chemical, mechanical, electrical, flammability, and other safety concerns.

Manufacturers, importers, and retailers of toys are often required to comply with ASTM F963 to ensure that their products meet the necessary safety standards. Compliance with ASTM F963 helps ensure the safety of children during play and minimizes the risk of injuries or harm associated with toy use.

CPSC-CH-E1001-08 – Determine Heavy Metal Content

This standard (CPSC-CH-E1001-08) outlines the testing methods and acceptable limits for heavy metal content in various materials commonly used in the manufacturing of children’s products, including metals, plastics, paints, and surface coatings. Manufacturers and importers have a legal obligation to comply with CPSC-CH-E1001-08 to ensure that their products meet the specified safety requirements and do not pose any risk of heavy metal exposure to children.

Compliance with CPSC-CH-E1001-08 protects children from exposure to heavy metals in products during play or everyday use.

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