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ILAC News Published

The 45th edition of ILAC News has been published and is available here.

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World Accreditation Day

June 9th, 2014 will mark World Accreditation Day.  The focus this year is on the role accreditation plays in providing confidence in the provision of energy.

The day will be celebrated across the world.  A joint statement from the Chairs of ILAC and IAF, as well as promotional materials, are available from World Acreditation 2014.

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EGAC, Egypt Signatory Status

The signatory status of the Egyptian Accreditation Council (EGAC) has been extended to include medical testing and inspection.

The full list of signatories to the ILAC MRA is available from “click here”.

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Membership Change – ONAC, Colombia

Organismo Nacional de Acreditación de Colombia (ONAC) is welcomed as a Full Member of ILAC.

ONAC has become a signatory to the ILAC MRA for testing and calibration via the IAAC MLA.  We welcome ONAC as a Full Member and look forward to continuing working with our ONAC colleagues.

The full list of signatories to the ILAC MRA is available from “click here”.

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Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) Certification Forum

The CDMA Certification Forum, or CCF, is a partnership between CDMA mobile phone operators and CDMA terminal vendors. “The CCF process requires the testing laboratories that test the CDMA mobile phone devices be ISO/IEC 17025 accredited by an Accreditation Body (AB) that is a signatory to the ILAC MRA”.

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Legislation for Children’s Products Entering the US Market

On August 14, 2008, the “Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008” (CPSIA) was signed into United States law by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The legislation is a comprehensive overhaul of consumer product safety rules, with significant impact on nearly all children’s products entering the US market. In addition to more stringent criteria and new requirements for children’s products, CPSIA mandates that children’s products be tested by CPSC-recognized laboratories. To date, CPSC recognition requires laboratories to have ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation for the specific tests, with the accreditation from an accreditation body who is a signatory to the ILAC Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA). Whether it be lead in toys or safety of cribs, the purpose of this law is to enhance the safety of children’s products. For a comprehensive list and schedule of items and updates, please visit “The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA)” at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Regulations-Laws–Standards/Statutes/The-Consumer-Product-Safety-Improvement-Act/. The CPSC continues to issue guidance documents, policy statements, test methods, and Federal Register notices as the implementation of CPSIA continues. Detailed information can be found at “Third-Party Testing Laboratory Accreditation” at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Business–Manufacturing/Testing-Certification/Third-Party-Testing/.

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