U.S. CPSC Approves New Method for Testing Lead in Substrates of Children's Products
The CPSC has been using HDXRF technology at its Rockville laboratory for more than two years to test products for lead and other elements of concern. HDXRF instruments are now in use at major product testing laboratories and by manufacturers and others around the world. This recent CPSC action will further solidify recognition of HDXRF as the market leader in next-generation XRF instrumentation.
More about HDXRF DXRF analyzers measure lead and other regulated elements in coatings and substrates at much lower levels, and with greater precision and reliability, than traditional XRF analyzers. HDXRF is particularly suited to assist in meeting the tightening tolerances for children's products, apparel, jewelry, electronics, and other consumer goods, offering unprecedented limits of detection of potentially toxic elements.
HDXRF is used to precisely measure all eight elements regulated by ASTM F963 (lead, cadmium, arsenic, mercury, antimony, barium, chromium, selenium), as well as other potentially toxic elements that may be found in consumer products. In addition to ASTM F2853-10 (the CPSIA-approved method) and ASTM F963, HDXRF also can be used for EN 71, Prop 65, and RoHS compliance screening, testing, and verification.
For more information about HDXRF technology, visit www.xos.com/hdxrf.