UL Launches Mobile App for Safety Regulations in Children's Apparel
UL has developed a mobile application, UL ChildAware, specifically designed with the children's apparel industry in mind.
The application has been designed with retailers, brands, manufacturers and suppliers' needs in mind in order to help them adhere to new standards and changing regulations for children's apparel. UL ChildAware provides practical and verified information on regulations in the EU and the U.S. that reduces the complexity of regulatory and compliance issues.
"UL is deeply aware of the importance of regulatory compliance to a product entering and staying in the market, and as such, we are developing the tools critical to smarter supply chain management and leveraging technology for identifying product risk," said Dr. Natale Consonni, vice president and general manager for UL consumer and retail services.
"Revised and new regulations are introduced daily for businesses to be knowledgeable and responsible about their product portfolios and future product supply chain," Consonni added. "The UL ChildAware application enables clients to have sufficient time to act and to help get products to market meeting compliance requirements and consumer expectations."
UL ChildAware offers user-friendly access to the following features:
- News and Alerts: News to support informed business decisions and access global markets
- Ask the Expert: Safety advice and resource relating to children's apparel addressing each manufacturer or retailer's specific situation
- Visual Library: A comprehensive image bank demonstrating compliant and non-compliant designs
- Regulatory Compliance: Enables users to identify or refine information through sleepwear, daywear, undergarments, footwear and costumes categories
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