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JPMA Announces Partnership with SGS

Wednesday, October 12, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kathleen Chaplick
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JPMA has announced it will continue its partnership with SGS as the Laboratory Administrator for the JPMA Certification Program. The decision was made following a rigorous RFP process among leading independent, third-party, global product testing laboratories. SGS has served as the JPMA Certification Program Laboratory Administrator for the past four years and will continue through 2019 under this appointment.


When evaluating all the options for a Laboratory Administrator, it was imperative for JPMA to have every confidence in an administrative partner. JPMA not only evaluated the individual proposals based on five key areas of personnel, operations, technology, management and marketing support, JPMA also explored other factors that would safeguard the data collected for the more than 2,000 products currently included in the JPMA Certification Program.


The JPMA Certification Program provides a turnkey testing solution by helping navigate a complex regulatory environment, saving precious time and money by reducing demand on internal testing costs. The Certification Program underscores an unwavering commitment from industry and regulators to develop safe products for children.


As a JPMA Certification Program participant, companies are also entitled to take advantage of significantly discounted testing fees when working with other JPMA partner laboratories.  As one of the valuable benefits of program participation, JPMA staff re-negotiated the testing fees with partner laboratories, across all protocols.  JPMA is pleased to offer this benefit to your business and bottom line by assuring that the lowest possible pricing is available, while maintaining great service. 


To find out more information about the JPMA Certification Program, certified products or testing, please visit or contact Lisa R. Trofe, CAE, JPMA director of product safety & certification at 856.380.6896 or via email

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