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Micom Now Accredited For Safety Rule 16 CFR Part 1261

Micom now accredited for safety rule 16 CFR Part 1261

Micom Laboratories is pleased to inform you that we’ve recently received accreditation for 16 CFR Part 1261, granted by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). This accreditation focuses on the safety of the clothing storage units, with the aim of protecting children up to 72 months of age from death or injury due to units tipping over. The ASTM F2057 testing standard enables compliance with 16 CFR part 1261, which in turn meets the requirements of the STURDY Act.

What does it mean?

As customers, you can benefit from our experience and accreditation in the safety of this type of product. We have been duly assessed under the requirements of ISO 17025 by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) to evaluate that we meet the standards set by CPSC for the evaluation of storage units, including stability, anchoring, warning labeling, and other features.

Taking advantage of our accreditation will provide access to a local source of testing to certify your products to the new regulations coming into effect next month (September 2023). It will also instill confidence in the reliability and accuracy of our tests. We follow strict protocols to ensure high-quality results. Moreover, this showcases our commitment to following CPSC guidelines for storage units, ensuring that our tests are conducted according to industry best practices. Finally, we showcase our commitment to consumer safety by investing in the prevention of tip-over accidents, while helping local industries comply with the regulatory requirements they face.

If there are additional questions regarding this new standard, please contact us. We would appreciate providing more details and collaborating with you again.

Micom offers a wide range of furniture tests, enabling manufacturers to guarantee the strength and safety of their products. We offer testing services according to ASTM and BIFMA standards, as well as coating testing, UV testing and package testing used to prevent damage during transport.

Michel Comtois

Michel Comtois is an accomplished founder and CEO of Micom Laboratories Inc., an ISO/IEC 17025 (2017) A2LA-accredited independent laboratory specializing in product and material testing services. Before establishing Micom Laboratories in 1999, Michel, who also holds a Master’s degree in Physical Chemistry, gained extensive experience over a 14-year tenure managing departments spanning physical chemistry, physics, mechanical and material testing in research and contract laboratories. This exposure granted him a profound understanding of the intricacies of development and material testing processes.

In addition to his practical experience, Michel has played influential roles on various voluntary technical committees. He notably, served as the chairperson for CAN/CGSB 44.227 and the Head of the Canadian Delegation for ISO TC 136. He also contributed to the following technical committees: CAN/CGSB 44.229, CAN/CGSB 44.232, ANSI/BIFMA X5.1, ANSI/BIFMA X5.5, ANSI/BIFMA X5.6, ANSI/BIFMA X 5.9 ANSI/BIFMA X5.11, ISTA Certification Council.

Leveraging his unique expertise, he has led Micom Laboratories to become a renowned name in its niche, now operating out of a 16,000-square-foot test facility in Montreal, Canada, and serving a diverse customer base with an array of material and product testing services. Follow Michel on LinkedIn

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