The ISO certification industry, unfortunately, has a dark side. A large proportion of purchasers ask about certifications in the sourcing process. If a potential supplier sends an ISO 9001 certificate, it's one box ticked. Also an ISO … [Read more...]
UL Certification: Does Our Product Need It?
Sofeast's head of New Product Development and resident product reliability expert, Andrew Amirnovin, provides this introduction to UL certification. You'll learn what this testing is for, the kinds of products involved, who requires it, and … [Read more...]
What Is a Certificate of Conformity (COC) and How To Get One?
Some clients have asked us "what is a certificate of conformity" over the years, and we wrote this article to answer that question. We'll explain what a CoC is, what it's used for, and what it includes. … [Read more...]
You Need To Know About UKCA If You Sell Products In The UK
Many companies have been selling their products with a CE mark in the European Union and in the UK. They are in for a big shock as the UKCA mark comes into force to supersede CE in the UK! … [Read more...]
All You Should Know About Management System Standards & Auditing Them [Podcast]
What are management system standards? Management system standards aren't 'just another tool.' When an organization is certified to one of these standards it's an important way to demonstrate that they're able to perform the tasks required … [Read more...]
CPSIA Compliance For American Baby & Kids Product And Toy Importers
The CPSIA (Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act) was enacted in 2008 to enhance children’s product and toy safety in the USA in the wake of high-profile instances of toy recalls due to excessive levels of lead. … [Read more...]