NGC (New Generation Computing) has released its CPSIA Compliance Software, which is designed to streamline all testing processes and ease the burden of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA).

The CPSIA software allows retailers and manufacturers to easily manage the process of requesting, tracking, approving and sending the General Certificate of Conformity (GCC) and Certificate of Compliance (COC) documents that are mandated by the CPSIA.

In addition, NGC's software allows companies to manage the dozens of third-party lab tests that are required for apparel design and production.

Since taking effect on Feb 10 2009, CPSIA means that retailers and manufacturers must now comply with new labour-intensive testing regulations - many of which call for measuring lead and phthalate content in finished products and their components. Those failing to provide General Certificates of Conformity and Certificates of Compliance stating that products are CPSIA compliant can face significant fines.

NGC's CPSIA solution features:

  • Enabling manufacturers and retailers to streamline the process of requesting, tracking, approving and sending General Certificates of  Conformity and Certificates of Compliance - at the click of a button.
  • Providing comprehensive visibility into the compliance and testing process so that responsible parties will be able to view the status of tests and documentation at any time.
  • Streamlining the entire testing process, including the dozens of third-party lab tests that brands and retailers typically perform on styles, components and materials.

NGC's CPSIA Compliance software is a web-based solution that includes a complete set of management features such as workflow calendars, collaboration, exception management, and email alerts. It is available as a standalone software product and can also be used with NGC's e-PLM for Product Lifecycle Management and e-SPS(r) for global sourcing and visibility.

"NGC understands the complex challenges created by the CPSIA and is proud to be the pioneer in developing solutions to help our customers take a proactive role in CPSIA compliance," said Alan Brooks, president, NGC. "Our CPSIA Compliance software streamlines the entire testing process, which will ease the burden of meeting these regulations and save our customers valuable time and resources - a benefit that is more important than ever in today's turbulent economy."