Friday, November 02, 2007

Prevent Lead based toys from reaching Children

TCR Engineering Services, an India based material testing and quality assurance company undertakes tests using X-Ray Florescence (XRF) portable alloy analyzers on Metals, Electronics, Soils, Mining, Minerals, Woods, Thin Films, Paints & Coatings, Oils & Liquids, and Hazardous Waste Materials.


As awareness continues to increase on the ill-effects of Lead (Pb) in day-to-day products in India and overseas, TCR Engineering Services undertakes classification of definitive positive/negative results for Pb using the portable XRF instruments. The XRF instrument of TCR can detect of lead in Paints & Coatings, Oils & Liquids. The tests are done in-situ and it can help in establishing area contamination boundaries and depth profiles including assisting in site investigations, delineation and contamination patterns.


The lead inspection service from TCR allows manufactures in India to create lead-free landfills, hazardous clean-up sites, consumer electronic materials, children's toys and jewelry, cooking or eating materials, packaging, and several other materials.


Using services from TCR, large corporation can prevent, incidents like the recent large scale toy recall reported by Mattel. Mattel, the maker of Barbie dolls and Hot Wheels cars, recalled nearly one million toys in the United States today because the products were covered in lead paint. According to Mattel, all the toys were made by a contract manufacturer in China. Speaking of the new recall, Nancy A. Nord, acting Consumer Product Safety Commission chairwoman, said in a statement, "These recalled toys have accessible lead in the paint, and parents should not hesitate in taking them away from children."


Mattel is hardly the first manufacturer to encounter a breakdown in the Chinese production chain. In recent months, factories in China have been sources of poisonous pet food sold in stores in the United States, dangerous car tires, and lead paint on the popular Thomas & Friends wooden toys.


In India, TCR is working with both small and large corporations to ensure quality products are delivered that have no hazardous substances that can hard our health, safety or the environment.



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