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Member Benefits: Product Testing and Compliance Services
 
 
 
SGS Consumer Testing Services - SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. Recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity with more than 75,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,500 offices and laboratories around the world. From textiles to art materials, furniture, cosmetics and electronics, our complete range of services facilitates the quality, compliance, and safety of consumer products across global supply chains. Our customers rely on our inspection, audit, certification and testing capabilities and product testing laboratories to help them comply with the regulations governing their products, as well as to ensure the integrity of the inputs received from their suppliers. Through product evaluation, factory assessment, product inspection and shipment control, we identify potential production pitfalls allowing faster market entry and compliance with any regulatory regime. 
 
 
 
Insight Laboratories - Insight Laboratories is a proud service provider for AFCI members. As a fully-accredited (ISO 17025) and CPSC-approved laboratory specializing in consumer products, Insight Laboratories is an expert in quality assurance services. Insight’s offerings include product safety testing, factory social audits and inspections, and product assessments. Clifford Brechner, CEO of Insight Laboratories, shares, “The safety of our clients’ products is important to us but we want to help them with much more than just that. It’s important that our clients have a clear understanding of the testing process. By providing deeper education about the requirements they need to meet, our clients are better able to design and market products that are compliant from the onset.” AFCI members receive a special discount on Insight testing services. Simply identify yourself as an AFCI member when contacting Insight Laboratories and you’ll receive an automatic 30% discount. Higher volume clients may be eligible for even higher discounts. Insight Laboratories is a partner you can trust when it comes to quality assurance and product testing services.  
 
 
 
Regulation Compliance Support - With decades of experience working directly with testing labs and manufacturers, John Yi, owner and chief engineer at Growing Roots Engineering, is one of the industry’s leading experts in product safety regulation. He works around the clock as a compliance consultant, answering all manner of questions about CPSIA, communicating with labs and helping clients navigate other regulatory issues. John’s invaluable services are now available to our members. He can work directly with a testing lab to offer complete support.