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Solutions for Electrical & Electronics

Testing, Inspection & Certification Compliance Solutions

Business Challenge

In today’s electrical and electronics retail environment, there are a number of challenges in preparing your products for the marketplace. You need to know your products conform to global requirements, be able to optimize product development, assess your suppliers and audit their factories, select the best private label goods, and monitor quality from production through shipment. Finding the right partner to help with these challenges can determine how successful you are in achieving your goals.

OUR APPROACH

A Knowledgeable Provider with Comprehensive Capabilities 
To meet the diverse requirements of retail goods, you need a service provider who offers experience in evaluating electrical and electronic merchandise for compliance with domestic and international safety and quality guidelines. You also need a provider who can identify regulatory requirements by country, as well as performance criteria. As a leading quality assurance company to the consumer and retail markets with a global network of knowledgeable electronics and electrical professionals, Bureau Veritas can be your partner.
Our technical staff brings the benefit of active involvement and professional working relationships with such associations and regulatory agencies as: OSHA Nationally Recognized Test Laboratories (NRTL), Standards Council of Canada (SCC), International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
 
What are the key benefits?
■ Verify compliance with worldwide regulations and industry standards
■ Reduce the risk of recalls, returns and complaints
■ Enhance risk management and brand protection
■ Help increase product sales

OUR SOLUTION

Comprehensive Knowledge and Experience
Our electrical / electronics and hardlines technicians have broad professional backgrounds that include not only experience in testing and quality assurance, but in diverse fields such as plastics, chemical analysis, and manufacturing and engineering at locations throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

Services are available for:
■ Single product analysis and comparative evaluations of consumer merchandise.
■ Performance package and transit testing for vibration and impact to help reduce product damage.
■ Testing to national and international standards.
■ Customized testing procedures, formatting, and reporting.
■ Defective product analysis to determine the cause of failure at various stages of production and provide
corrective recommendations.
■ Technical consultations to answer questions, interpret results, and help manage your quality assurance
programs.
■ Product evaluation for design, construction, and safety at various stages of production.
■ Complete inspection and auditing services including factory evaluations and incoming quality control, initial
product, in-process and final shipment / product inspections.
 
Extensive Range of Electrical Consumer Products Covered
■ Small domestic appliances such as coffee makers, toasters, and electric mixers
■ Large domestic appliances such as washing machines, dishwashers, and refrigerators
■ Home electronic equipment such as blu-ray DVD players, gaming systems, TV’s, and digital video cameras
■ Home electrical hardware such as switches, wires, and extension cords
■ Electrical tools
■ Car batteries
■ Telephone and wireless/smartworld devices
■ Wearable devices
■ Lighting devices and luminaries

FAQ

  • What is the process for safety testing and certification?

    The product is tested against recognized safety standards for criteria such as electric shock, excessive temperature, radiation, implosion, mechanical hazards and fire. The Technical file (including factory inspection report) is then compiled and assessed by the certification body. Assuming all relevant requirements are met, certification is granted and the associated mark may be used on the product, packaging, commercial materials, etc. Following successful certification, the manufacturing facility is regularly inspected to verify continuity of production quality.

  • Can I move my existing certification?

    Yes. Simply contact Bureau Veritas for details.

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