Detect hazardous materials anywhere in the supply chain

Manufacturers, importers, distributors, and retailers of consumer goods are challenged to meet stringent regulations on permissible levels of lead and other toxic metals in their products. Keeping these hazardous materials out of the supply chains, and out of the hands of consumers, is of utmost concern as safety audits uncover a growing number of violations. The list of affected products includes toys, jewelry, clothing, furniture, cosmetics and more.

Thermo Scientific Niton handheld XRF analyzers are trusted by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the European Union's Product Safety Enforcement Forum (PROSAFE), and other regulatory agencies to screen consumer products for lead and other regulated elements including barium, antimony, selenium, cadmium, mercury, arsenic, and hexavalent chromium. Niton analyzers can differentiate between lead on the surface of an object, such as clothing, and lead that exists in other substrates.

By enabling rapid screening of metals, plastic, wood, fabrics, and paints at the receiving dock, in the warehouse, during product assembly, and in finished goods, Niton handheld XRF analyzers greatly reduce the chance that hazardous materials will enter the manufacturing process or accidentally end up on store shelves.

  • Standardize inspection protocol.
  • Provide supply chain documentation based on empirical testing for compliance.
  • Make quick decisions to accept or reject raw material or finished product shipments.

Detect hazardous materials anywhere in the supply chain

Consumer goods testing, girl in mirror

Niton analyzers form a key component of a reasonable testing program to demonstrate due diligence and satisfy General Conformity Certification (GCC) requirements. With handheld XRF testing, users can be sure their manufacturing programs are fully compliant while realizing significant improvements in the production process.

Toys:  The paint on toys may contain lead, cadmium, and barium.
Apparel: Clothing may contain lead in the fabric, buttons, and zippers.
Furniture: The paint and wood finishes used in children's furniture, as well as the plastic, metal and other components used to build these furnishings, can contain hazardous levels of lead.
Jewelry: Children's metal jewelry may contain lead and cadmium.
Cosmetics: Lipsticks and other cosmetics have been found to contain lead.

Protect consumers, protect your brand. See how easy full compliance can be.

Request a demo

Featured consumer product safety video

Consumer Product Safety Commission Video

Niton XRF Chosen for Testing Toys for Lead

"The XRF analyzer allows us to do a quick, on-the-spot check for lead. It's portable, and we can use this technology and get immediate results." — Dr. Joel Recht, Director Chemistry Division, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission