High-quality testing - Experienced product testers 

Since 2003, Northern Testhouse (Leicester) Ltd has been an independent laboratory in Leicester, specialising in safety testing for toys, children's products, and childcare articles. Our testing services cater to importers, distributors, and manufacturers worldwide. 
With over 30 years of experience, we are a trustworthy, owner-led testing laboratory. Our focus is on ensuring children's safety by making toys and other items safe for their use. We also specialise in testing kitchenware and pen caps, with a strong emphasis on plastics, metals, and ceramics intended for food contact. 
At our testing laboratory, our team of experts first evaluates each product to determine the necessary tests for it to meet safety standards in the country where it will be sold. While we are unable to issue certifications for other countries, we can conduct the required testing and provide guidance in our reviews. This helps our clients verify whether their certification/reports will be granted before they apply. 
We conduct all testing on-site at our fully equipped and continually expanding laboratory. Our testing services are in compliance with various standards such as British Standards for the UK, EN71 for Europe, ASTM F963 for America, 10/2011(EU) for UK/Europe, and several REACH requirements. Additionally, for each product, we provide a comprehensive review and quality assurance service. 
At Northern Testhouse (Leicester) Ltd, we are committed to upholding the rigorous standards set by the toy industry, and we take our testing responsibilities very seriously. We hold ISO 17025 accreditation and CPSIA approval for ASTM F963 heavy metals and Total Lead Testing. Additionally, we are members of the British Toy and Hobby Association. 

Safety testing you can trust 

Our test reports are recognised and trusted by major retailers in the UK, across Europe and in the US. 
ISO 17025 Accredited 

Fast and affordable 

Get your product certificated quickly and easily. 
Our express testing service is completed in just 24 hours. 
And you can rest assured you’ll be getting a good deal, because we: 
Offer competitive pricing 
Offer a discount on testing for certain retailers 

A one-stop shop for all your testing needs 

We offer comprehensive safety and compliance testing that includes REACH regulations. 
As most testing is conducted on site, in our extensive testing laboratory, you will only have to provide a small number of product samples for testing. 
Additional requirements can be catered for on request and we also offer an aftercare service. 

Dedicated in-house support 

Most products require multiple safety and compliance tests. At a large testing company, this could mean you have to deal with several different people across multiple departments. 
Northern Testhouse is different. Because we’re a small company and do most of our testing in house, you will deal with just one dedicated expert. 
Your expert will take care of everything you need, from product testing to answering all your questions and giving valuable advice. 
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