New England Testing Laboratory is experienced in testing for lead and phthlates in all environmental matrices and in consumer goods including foods, jewelry, ceramics, toys and many others.


As with all our testing, we maintain full certification for lead and phthalate analysis. Our performance in national proficiency studies is exemplary. Our QA/QC protocols assure you of results with documented reliability.


For more information contact our customer service team at 1-888-863-8522.

In February 2009, new requirements of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) take effect. Manufacturers, importers and retailers are expected to comply with the new Congressionally-mandated laws.

Beginning February 10, 2009, children’s products cannot be sold if they contain more than 600 parts per million (ppm) total lead. Certain children’s products manufactured on or after February 10, 2009 cannot be sold if they contain more than 0.1% of certain specific phthalates or if they fail to meet new mandatory standards for toys.

Under the new law, children’s products with more than 600 ppm total lead cannot lawfully be sold in the United States on or after February 10, 2009, even if they were manufactured before that date. The total lead limit drops to 300 ppm on August 14, 2009.

The agency has underway a number of rulemaking proposals intended to provide guidance on the new requirements. Please visit the CPSC website at www.cpsc.gov for more information.

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New England Testing Labratory North Providence, RI 1888-863-8522