Extractable and Leachable Studies for Consumer Products Webinar

In this webinar we introduce Extractable and Leachable tests which identify chemical components that can migrate out of a product.

You know what’s in your product, but what happens after it gets comes into contact with your consumer? After exposure to skin, sweat or saliva, a product’s chemistry may change. Is it still safe? What could go wrong? How can you avoid the risk of consumer chemical exposure?

Consumer products extractable leachable studies identify chemical components with the potential to migrate out of a product during normal consumer use. Performed by analytical testing laboratories and designed around a specific device, these studies provide an accurate picture of chemical exposure risk.

Products such as wearables (wearable technology/devices), electronic cigarettes, children’s toys are examples of consumer products that come into direct contact with a user. These products are composed of a base material, in addition to various additives such as plasticizers, UV stabilizers, pigments or antimicrobials. The choices made in materials of construction leads to concerns about chemical exposure and raises the question, how safe are these devices for the consumer?  Will these chemicals leach out when the device is being used as intended?

In this webinar, we illustrate a path to address some of these concerns. We will discuss consumer products extractable leachable studies and risk assessments performed at various stages of product development, including raw materials procurement, early product design, manufacturing samples and retail merchandise. These can be proactive measures taken to minimize risk to the consumer, also protecting the manufacturer from product recalls, legal suits, and the attention of consumer safety regulatory agencies.

In this webinar we will cover:

  • What is extractable and leachable testing, and why is it necessary?
  • The extractable/leachable study design, cycle and sample analysis
  • Case studies, including wearables, electronic cigarettes and children’s toys
  • How these studies can improve material selection choices and consumer safety

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