TÜV Rheinland Opens New Household Appliance Testing Lab in Newtown, Conn.

TÜV Rheinland has opened a new laboratory in Newtown, Conn., offering manufacturers of electrical and battery-operated household appliances the CB Scheme testing and certification services according to the IEC 60335-1 standard. Products tested will include vacuums; clippers and shavers; kitchen machines such as toasters and blenders; personal care tools for hair and face; battery chargers; pumps; whirlpool baths and spas; and vending machines.

The new laboratory was opened in response to a growing demand from the US manufacturers for the CB Scheme certifications. The laboratory is outfitted with the latest testing equipment and staffed with 10 employees, each with 10 to 28 years of product testing experience. The new testing service will allow TÜV Rheinland to further enhance its range of testing programs and better serve companies seeking access to worldwide markets.

For more information about TÜV Rheinland, visit www.tuv.com/us.