The safety testing laboratory is preparing for yet another busy year supporting the toy community in its compliance activities.
2022 was a busy year for the Eurofins MTS safety testing laboratory in Leeds. November marked 12 months since Modern Testing Services (MTS) was purchased by Eurofins and joined its Consumer Products Testing division. Although Eurofins already had a small toy testing laboratory in Manchester, it was decided to consolidate all toy testing into the larger MTS laboratory already located in Leeds. That transition took place during the summer of 2022.
Thanks to increased staffing levels as a result of aligning the two operations, the Leeds laboratory now offers a quicker turnaround of (typically) five days for EN71 testing – mechanical, flammability and chemical testing as well as REACH testing, safety assessments, and outsourced QA support as part of the toy industry service offering. Eurofins MTS UK’s outsourced QA team includes toy technologists and was expanded during 2022. This means it can take on more product compliance and quality assignments for organisations in which the incumbent QA team needs additional support, or which lack the internal expertise or budget to employ dedicated personnel.
Sustainability continues to be on everyone’s lips. Eurofins has publicly launched its Sustainability Division service portfolio, which includes carbon footprinting, supply chain mapping, vegan verification, bio-degradability/compostability testing and more. While many companies are looking to become more sustainable, developing a robust sustainability strategy remains somewhat overwhelming. The Eurofins team can support companies with this key task and then work with them on their sustainability journey once established.
The company is preparing for yet another busy year supporting the toy community in its compliance activities. Eurofins MTS will be attending both Spielwarenmesse (Hall 7, Stand B-80) and London Toy Fair (Stand GH08) where its toy experts will be on hand to offer free safety consultations and answer any compliance questions visitors might have.
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