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TUV SUD Signs New Agreement As Third-Party Lab for IPEMA




IPEMA provides third-party product certification services for U.S. and Canadian public play equipment and safety surfacing materials. www.landscapeonline.com/research/article/17028
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TUV SUD America www.tuvamerica.com and the International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association (IPEMA) have announced a new five-year agreement for the continuation of TUV SUD's current role as third-party testing/certification laboratory. This agreement strengthens the partnership to provide product certification services for public play equipment and surfacing. The two groups have a 15 plus year relationship.

In the interest of playground safety, IPEMA www.ipema.com provides third-party product certification services for U.S. and Canadian public play equipment and safety surfacing materials. The services provide validation of a participant's certification of conformance to one or more of these standards

  • ASTM F1487 - Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specification for Playground Equipment for Public Use

  • CAN/CSA-Z614 - Children's Play spaces and Equipment

  • ASTM F1292 - Standard Specification for Impact Attenuation of Surface Systems Under and Around Playground Equipment

  • ASTM F2075 - Standard Specification for Engineered Wood Fiber for Use as a Playground Safety Surface Under and Around Playground Equipment

The TUV SUD Group has more than 800 locations and over 17,000 employees, making it able to test, inspect and certify children's products to regulatory requirements wherever these products are produced worldwide. IPEMA and TUV SUD have a 15 plus year relationship.





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