Product Safety

We have the expertise and test facilities to evaluate products to the appropriate national and international product safety standards. The GPCL can assist clients in the successful, expedient introduction of products to the market place. The test facilities accommodate a diverse range of products, and our staff has access to the latest regulatory information.

In addition to satisfying the appropriate regulatory standards, products should be designed to resist claims of legal liability, improve customer satisfaction, and reduce problems encountered by service personnel. Acceptance in the market is enhanced and costs are reduced when quality claims or product recalls are minimized. Liability issues and difficulties with the disposal of the product at the end of its useful life are also minimized or eliminated.

Digital Storage Oscilloscope

GPCL’s product safety services range from preliminary design review to ongoing conformity assessments during the product manufacturing life cycle, encompassing the following activities:
  • Prototype evaluations and product audits.
  • Pre-qualification testing and analysis.
  • Mitigation of design problems.
  • Report preparation.
  • Safety Instructions/Markings preparation.
  • Conformity assessment testing.
  • Regulatory and/or agency filings.

Testing Capabilities

UL 50 Hose Down Test

Our Product Safety testing capabilities include, but are not limited to, these National and International standards:
  • ANSI/UL 60950-1 & CSA 22.2 No. 60950-1-07:  Safety of Information Technology Equipment
  • AS 60529:  Degrees of Protection by enclosures (IP Code)
  • AS/NZS 60950.1:  Information technology equipment-Safety Part 1: General requirements
  • ATIS 0600005.2006:  Acoustic Measurement

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CSA - Canadian Standards Association
  • CSA C22.2.94.2:  Enclosures for Electrical Equipment, Environmental Considerations
EN - European Standard
  • EN 60215:  Safety of Information Technology Equipment
  • EN 60529:  Degrees of Protection by enclosures (IP Code)
  • EN 60950-1, IEC 60950-1 & UL 60950-1:  Information technology equipment-Safety Part 1: General requirements

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IEC - International Electrotechnical Commission
  • IEC 60215:  Safety Requirements for Radio Transmitting Equipment
  • IEC 60529:  Degrees of protection provided by enclosures (IP Code)
  • IEC 60825:  Safety of optical fibre communication systems (OFCS)
  • IEC 60950-1:  Information technology equipment - Safety - Part 1: General requirements
  • IEC 62368-1:  Audio/video, information and communication technology equipment - Part 1: Safety requirements

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Telcordia / NEBS
  • GR-63-CORE:  NEBS Requirements: Physical Protection - Equipment Handling, Earthquake and Vibration
  • GR-487-CORE:  Generic Requirements for Electronic Equipment Cabinets
  • GR-1089-CORE:  Electromagnetic Compatibility and Electrical Safety - Generic Criteria for Network Telecommunications Equipment (Generic Requirements)
UL - Underwriters Laboratory
  • UL 50:  Enclosures for Electrical Equipment, Non-Environmental Considerations
  • UL 50E:  Enclosures for Electrical Equipment, Environmental Considerations
  • UL 60950-22 & CSA 22.2 No. 60950 :  Information Technology Equipment - Safety - Part 22: Equipment to be Installed Outdoors