Pet Products Quality Control: Why Brands Need It

by AQF Team on 17 Feb 2023 | 0 Comments

Surveys show that over half the global population - and over 70% of U.S. households - have a pet at home. In 2021 alone, American consumers spent over $124 billion on pet products.

Topics: toy testing

How To Create a Technical Compliance File Using AQF’s TCF Solution

by AQF Team on 2 Feb 2022 | 0 Comments

In many cases, you will need a Technical Compliance File (TCF) to operate as a merchant (importer or Amazon seller) in the European Union. Your TCF is a collection of documents and details demonstrating that your products meet the set requirements and quality standards. Failure to produce a TCF will result in expensive fines and recalls. 

Topics: Consumer Electronics, toy testing

Technical File Requirements for European Importers

by AQF Team on 27 Jan 2022 | 0 Comments

The European Union is a major international market for various products. However, anyone seeking to tap into this market, including importers and Amazon (e-commerce) sellers, must meet the set requirements. Providing a Technical Compliance File (TCF) is one of the basic technical file requirements. 

Topics: Consumer Electronics, toy testing

EN 71 Toy Testing: What EU Toy Importers Must Know

by Maegan Burkhart on 17 Jul 2019 | 0 Comments
Toys are commonly recalled for noncompliance with the EC Toy Safety Directive and EN 71 requirements. Check out these toy tests to verify your supplier’s goods and protect your business from liability.
If you closely follow the European toy industry, you’ll know toys are commonly recalled for noncompliance with the EC Toy Safety Directive and

Topics: Legal Requirements, Lab Testing, toy testing

4 Critical Quality Controls For Cosmetics Packaging