SEP 20, 2010

Trace Laboratories Expands Product Safety Test Capabilities

Technical Expertise in Medical Devices Helps Trace Labs Assist Customers with Their Testing Needs
Hunt Valley, MD – September 16, 2010 – Trace Laboratories has been approved by the Consumer Product Safety Commission as a Conformity Assessment Body and a third-party testing laboratory for the certification of children’s products. Trace has now expanded their analytical capabilities to reach far beyond the toy industry.

Concerns continue to rise over the chemicals that are being used in the production of cosmetics, food, medical devices, toys, jewelry, and various consumer products. Scientific studies continue to evaluate for adverse health effects of these chemicals. The list of hazardous and banned substances is constantly expanding. One substance of recent concern is organotins – tributyltin, triphenyltin, dibutyltin, and dioctyltin. Trace has added the capability of examining for these substance and now offers a comprehensive testing package that includes heavy metals, phthalates, bisphenol-A, and organotins.

Renee Michalkiewicz, General Manager of Trace Laboratories-Baltimore stated, “We are excited to be one of a very few laboratories in the world capable of assisting manufacturers and OEMs in testing for a full suite of hazardous and banned substances.

Trace Laboratories, located in Hunt Valley, Maryland, offers a wide variety of testing and analysis including, but not limited to: Chemical, Thermal, Environmental, Mechanical, Electrical, and Advanced Instrumentation Analysis. These tests help to determine the reliability and performance parameters of components, sub-assemblies, and finished products and also the presence of chemicals of concern. Trace Labs is using this experience with the medical device industry to assist their medical customers with testing needs, demands, and meeting requirements for changing regulations.

About Trace Laboratories
Trace Laboratories is a US based, internationally accredited, full service testing and analysis company with three state-of-the-art laboratories, in Maryland and Illinois. Each can address the full scope of test and analysis requirements for their customers. The Trace Labs professionals have over 25 years experience with programs requiring strict adherence to existing specifications and custom programs designed around a specific requirement or company need. For more information about Trace Laboratories or this particular news story, please contact Renee Michalkiewicz at 410.229.4360.

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