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ICQ USA Announces Accreditation by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission as a Third Party Conformity Assessment Body

ICQ USA, CPSC Identification Number 1312, is now recognized as an accredited laboratory to test to specific CPSIA regulations.

Philadelphia, PA, November 16, 2010 --( ICQ (USA) is proud to announce the addition of the accreditation requirements of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) to its range of capabilities and services.

Children’s products that are manufactured after the effective dates listed within each of the CPSIA rules are required to certify compliance through Third-Party Testing. A manufacturer of a children's product that is required to comply with one or more of these rules must support its certification of compliance with test results from a CPSC accredited laboratory. ICQ (USA) has been accepted as accredited to test products to one or more of these children’s product safety rules, as identified in the accreditation scope for the laboratory.

ICQ (USA), CPSC Identification Number 1312, is now recognized as an accredited laboratory to test for:

· Lead in Children's Metal Products, CPSC-CH-E1001-08
· Lead Content in Children's Metal Jewelry, CPSC-CH-E1001-08
· Lead in Non-Metal Children's Products, CPSC-CH-E1002-08
· Lead Paint: 16 CFR Part 1303
· Pacifiers Regulation at 16 CFR Part 1511
· Rattles Regulation at 16 CFR Part 1510
· Small Parts Regulation at 16 CFR Part 1501

ICQ (USA) is listed on the CPSC web site at

"This is a huge success for ICQ and I am very proud of our US staff - Nancy Rivera, General Manager and Carlos Juarez, Laboratory Manager - in achieving accreditation in such a short time," said Dr. Natale Consonni, CEO of ICQ Global. ICQ USA was established in Horsham in October 2009 with the 1st phase build out of the laboratory completed in July, 2010. "With a vision focused on the safety of children's products, this is a critical step in becoming the laboratory partner of choice for manufacturers," said Rivera.

ICQ, established in 1978, as a firm offering testing services, inspection and quality control, is today one of the most important independent bodies for quality certification in the international market. Endowed with a highly skilled staff with a consolidated expertise in product safety, ICQ maintains leadership through inter-laboratory research and connection to a global network. ICQ is a division of IISG.

Contact Information
Brenda Ridenour
411 Caredean Dr., Ste. E
Horsham, PA 19044

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