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Consumer products

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The term "consumer product" means any article, or component part thereof, produced or distributed for sale to a consumer for use in or around a permanent or temporary household or residence, a school, in recreation, or otherwise, or for the personal use.

Attempts to conduct risk assessments on chemicals present in consumer products such as toys, textiles, equipment, are confronted by the lack of precise information on the exposure of humans to the chemicals being released (intentionally or unintentionally). However, even moderate estimates by experts indicate that chemicals present in all types of consumer products are the main source in total human exposure to chemicals.

The main conclusion was that product safety cannot be guaranteed by final product testing alone, but that it has to be a key part of the "quality culture" of an organisation and needs to be embedded in the entire product supply chain.
A second area where weaknesses have been detected is in relation to the expertise available and with enforcement practices and the role of testing laboratories.

RMRC have unmatched capacity and technical support that our clients rely on, and have confidence in; the information that we supply and the assurances that we provide, enabling them to meet the growing demands of their clients and industry regulations.

At RMRC we help our clients bring their products to market faster. We help protect brand integrity and reputations by ensuring products are safe. RMRC helps businesses find smarter ways of getting to market by enhancing brands and building value.
We work in trusted partnership with raw materials suppliers, manufacturers and retailers in industry to ensure their products are legal and market compliant through all stages of the product life cycle and beyond.