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DON'T LET YOUR HALLOWEEN GO UP IN FLAMES

FANCY DRESS COSTUME PRODUCT WITHDRAWALS HIGHLIGHTS NEED TO TEST FOR ALL LEGISLATION We are well aware of the dangers surrounding lanterns and candles that are synonymous with Halloween, but are we as aware of the fire hazards associated with Halloween dress up costumes? We could be putting our children at serious fire risk. Long floaty/swingy styled princess dresses and boy superhero flowing capes can easily brush by a naked flame and potentially catch fire. Avoid glitter. Not in all …

By admin | Oct 27th, 2014
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NEW UPDATED EDITABLE TEST APPLICATION FORMS NOW AVAILABLE FROM THE ANALYTICAL LABORATORY

     Click on the image above and fill in the Nickel, Lead & Cadmium test application form if you require any of the following tests: Nickel release, our UNIQUE Crystal Glass test, Lead content or Cadmium content testing, unique quick tests, full tests and combined tests are available (Make sure to pick the relevant standard which is applicable to the market place where the item is to be sold). CHEMICAL TEST APPLICATION FORM Click on the image above and fill in the P…

By admin | Aug 7th, 2014
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THE LABORATORY TO ATTEND GIFTWARE ASSOCIATION MEMBERS DAY

  The Laboratory at Assay Office Birmingham will be taking part in one to one business surgeries at the Giftware Association's Members Day on Thursday 5th June at Federation House, Birmingham. Assay Office Birmingham staff,  Marion Wilson (Marketing Director - The Birmingham Assay Office), Steve Franklin (Sales & Marketing Co-ordinator) and The Laboratory's new Account Manager Vikki Bradshaw will be on hand between 2pm and 4pm to offer advice for testing services for fashio…

By admin | Jun 4th, 2014
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FANCY DRESS COSTUME PRODUCT WITHDRAWALS HIGHLIGHTS NEED TO TEST FOR ALL LEGISLATION

  However, costumes withdrawn from the market in Sweden provide a warning for the industry throughout the EU. In the previous week an “Alien Agent” outfit was withdrawn due to having azo dyes releasing 4-aminoazobenzene above the permitted levels, which made it non compliant with the REACH regulation. Last week two outfits were also withdrawn as they posed a risk for the environment because the plastic in the packaging contained cadmium above the permitted levels (measured value:…

By admin | Mar 10th, 2014
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