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The product testing experts

We safety test and certificate consumer products so you can import, distribute and sell them.

Choose Northern Testhouse and you will benefit from:

  • TRUSTED TESTERS — UKAS accredited and CPSIA approved
  • ONE-STOP TESTING — an extensive on-site lab for all your testing needs
  • DEDICATED SUPPORT — from one person rather than multiple departments
  • AFFORDABLE SERVICE — up to 50% less than our competitors charge
  • RETAILER DISCOUNT — on testing for certain retailers, please ask for details
  • RAPID TURNAROUND — a fast and easy service you can count on


Toy testing for the UK

Compliance testing for toys including:

  • Stuffed toys
  • Plastic toys
  • Wooden toys
  • Painted toys
  • Balloons
  • Slimes
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Children’s Products

General safety testing

Compliance testing for products including:

  • Stationery
  • Backpacks
  • Footwear
  • Craft sets
  • Sports bottles
  • Lunch boxes
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Food safe ceramic cookware and tableware

Food contact testing for homewares including:

  • Kitchenware
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Ceramic ware, glassware, table ware etc
  • Glassware
  • Plastic food storage containers
  • Plastic dinner sets
  • Chopping boards
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Child care articles

Child care articles safety testing
  • Feeding bottles, etc.
  • Cutlery
  • Dummy Clips
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Pen caps

Cap safety for writing pens
  • Felt tips
  • Markers
  • Pens, Highlighters, Biros, Fountain Pens
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REACH Compliance

Reach compliance testing
  • Total lead
  • Total cadmium
  • Organic tin compounds
  • Restricted phthalates.
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Safety certification made simple

Your product is reviewed to determine which relevant safety tests and certificates will be required.If your product passes, you will receive:

  • the product test reports
  • the safety certificates you need to import it, distibute it or sell it (UK/EU etc).

If your product fails, you will receive free advice on how to make it safe.

International compliance testing

If you have a product you would like to introduce to an international market, Northern Testhouse can help.Each case is different, so we begin by reviewing your product to see what safety standards and certificates are required.We will then compliance test the product to ensure it meets the international standards.Due to currency fluctuation it is often more economical to compliance test with us and get your product up to standard before you apply for your international certificates.

Product re-testing and re-certification

Safety standards are subject to change and it is your responsibility to make sure your products conform to the latest specifications as appropriate.If a product you are importing, distributing or selling hasn’t had its safety certificate updated for a while, it’s wise to check if the certificate is still valid.We can do this for you and arrange any further testing your product may need.

Safety tests include:

  • Toxicity testing
  • Physical testing
  • Migration testing
  • Materials testing
  • Chemical analysis
  • Flammability testing
  • Food contact materials testing.