Latest Product Recalls January 2018

Download the latest product recalls to identify unsafe consumer products. Remember that safety recalls don’t expire, so check our news page regularly.

Consumer Product Recalls January 2018

HQTS is accredited to test against all major regulatory standards for the import of consumer goods.

You can rely on the expertise and technical resources of HQTS’ consumer product testing to help ensure your compliance with relevant regulations, as well as your own technical specifications.

With HQTS, you benefit from the skills and expertise of the industry’s foremost leaders, veteran engineers and award winning staff in our 80,000 sq ft laboratory, centrally located in Hangzhou, China. Whatever the scope or complexity of your project, you can count on the accuracy and reliability of HQTS with the most competitive pricing, fastest delivery times in the industry, and the support of a single point of contact for all your testing projects; this personalized approach has established us as one of the most respected labs in China.

Contact us to obtain additional information about how we can help you with your consumer product testing needs.

HQTS Certified by Uzbekistan Quality Control Services

HQTS passed the on-site audit of the Uzbekistan Agency for Standardization, Metrology and Certification and becomes only one of five certfied inspection agency for Uzbekistan. HQTS emerged as the top candidate among numerous global competitors and becomes one of only five inspection agencies authorized by Uzbekistan government.

uzbekistan audit team

 

Uzbekistan is located at an important crossroad in Central Asia. Benefiting from China’s “One Belt and One Road” initiative, cooperation with Uzbekistan has risen to the level of a comprehensive partnership. Strategic cooperation project includes energy, transportation, chemical engineering and high technology. This has resulted in exlposive growth in bilateral trade between China and Uzbekistan. In order to protect the tariff regulations and quality of imported products, the Uzbekistan government authorized the UZSTANDARD auditing team to conduct a qualification audit for inspection and testing agencies that apply for certification. UZSTANDARD auditing team assesses the qualifications, brand, technology and overall strength of the agency based on their strict auditing criteria.

 

HQTS is committed to providing global supply chain services for the companies participating in the “One Belt and One Road” initiative. To promote economic and trade development in China and Uzbekistan, HQTS welcomed the Uzbekistan auditing team to conduct comprehensive evaluation of our hardware and software systems and facilities, quality management system and operations, technical proficiency, overall business strength and other criteria.

 

After five days of strict auditing, the UZSTANDARD auditing team awarded high marks for HQTS’ quality management system and quality assurance capbility and professionalism. All audit team members agreed that HQTS can meet international standards and Uzbekistan government’s quality control requirements.

 

About HQTS

HQTS provides quality control inspections, factory audits, supplier evaluations, consumer product testing, production control and management, and quality control consulting throughout greater Asia.

Backed by the industry knowledge and experience of nearly 700 professionals, in more than 20 countries, HQTS is well-suited to be your partner in quality.

HQTS Failure Report Analysis

36 samples were selected from all the failed testing reports of Jan., 2018 conducted by HQTS-QAI Lab at random, which are mainly conducted for chemical testing for US and EU markets. The products that were tested are of various types, which include: fans, USB chargers, headphones, solar light, trousers, etc.

 

The reasons for failure are analyzed as below. The major reasons include the out-of-limit of lead content, phthalates content, cadmium content, organic tin and nickel release, and the main regulations that it violates are EC Directive 2011/65/EU—RoHS, CPSIA 2008, EN 14372-2004, European Standard on Safety of Toys: EN71, EU Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of REACH XVII Entry 27 for Nickel Release, etc.

 

Failure Report

 

It is reminded by HQTS-QAI that manufacturers and traders aiming at the EU and US markets should pay great attention to the regulations of RoHS, CPSIA, REACH, EN71, etc. to avoid the product recall/rejection at port.

HQTS Selected to Provide Quality Assurance for a Ground Mount Solar Project

In the last couple years, the China central government has been encouraging development of solar projects in rural areas of China. Pursuant to this, Provision 48 of the 1 Jan 2018 Henan Province poverty alleviation regulations, stipulates that the administration must develop and execute poverty alleviation projects. It also directs that related departments, or authorized and certified third parties, be assigned to provide quality assurance for the projects, to ensure successful launch and ongoing operations.

 

A major ground mount solar installation project was approved to help ensure these goals were met. PV construction and installation projects are new to the region, and face a relative lack of oversight and regulatory control.

 

HQTS is pleased to announce we have been selected to manage all quality assurance for this project. Quality assurance is of fundamental importance for solar panels. The failure-free operation of the installation and panels is a prerequisite for efficient power generation, long life, and a high return on the investment. In support of this effort, HQTS opened the Inspection & Acceptance Operations Center for Government Procurement on December 16, 2017.

 

HQTS was assigned to implement quality assurance for project products, components, construction, and processes. We devoted a highly qualified team of technical experts and laboratories to perform quality assurance for the PV project. Our technical experts developed a three-step model for project quality verification and acceptance

 

The first step includes inspection of the support pile foundation and installation to verify penetration depth, and to perform stress and lateral force testing. HQTS used precision instruments to verify proper installation of the 1.8-meter piles. In addition to traditional detection methods, the inspection team also took high-definition video of a section of the pile in the soil, which will be retained for 15 years.

 

The second step required the senior technical team to carry out precise inspection and testing of each PV module to identify and resolve defective issues with each PV module and its components according to national standards. This included thermal imaging and a piece by piece inspection for hot spots. Imaging was performed by the use of high-tech equipment and videos to ensure the power generation capacity for each piece.

 

Step three began after installation of the PV power station. The HQTS team tested the power stations for service life, structure integrity, and generating capacity in various weather conditions. This was to verify conditions to ensure a 25-year service life, which will be important to the rural beneficiaries of the project.

 

 

The project aims to lift the income and resources for farmers and villages in this rural area.

 

About us

HQTS is a leading global service provider in supply chain services with a focus on quality assurance for consumer and industrial products. Accredited by CNAS against ISO17020 and ISO17025, HQTS provides best-in-class inspection, auditing, product testing, and consulting and other supply chain related services throughout Asia. Our services cover consumer goods, textiles and apparel, toys, electronic and electrical, hard goods, softgoods and many others.

 

Contact: Mr. Kevin Wang

Mobile phone: +86 17630003701

QQ: 371168755

Skype: HQTS-kevin

Fax: 0371-60209968

Email: wangjianjie@hqtsgroup.com

Chinese website: http://www.hqtsgroup.com

First Meeting of Professional Committee of Standardization and Quality Management Was Held in Xi’an

The first meeting of Standardization and Quality Management Committee of the China Import & Export Inspection and Quarantine Branch was successfully held in Xi’an on December 11, 2017. 31 members from Committee units and related agencies attended the meeting. As Vice President of the Committee, a member of HQTS Executive staff also participated the meeting.

 

The meeting reviewed The Management of Professionals Committee and discussed the establishment of an industry code of conduct, with the following consensus results:

 

  1. Examined and approved the details of the – The Management of Professionals Committee – and determined that term of office for members of Technical Committees is five years.

 

  1. Developed a set of industry self-discipline standards that focus on laws and regulations, codes of conduct, professional ethics, social responsibility and good faith principles, while emphasizing bottom-line thinking that consider factors related to the intersection of Chinese characteristics and international rules and gray areas, with operable and evaluable standards; and develop service specification standards that focus on positive factors such as market and service awareness, with operable and evaluable standards.

 

  1. Established the corresponding evaluation and review procedures when developing the industry self-discipline and group standard of service specifications.

 

  1. The Professional Committee should establish regulatory requirements for freelancers who work for multiple clients, to ensure safety and rule of law for the benefit of the clients, and protection of the freelancer.

 

  1. Should establish a “blacklist” of industry practitioners who are proven to have violated the established rules and regulations as set forth in the industry standards.

 

  1. Should establish a technical platform to manage the internal and external complaints process, as well as the resolution and legal processes, and additional services for members and clients.

 

Based on the consensus results, the Professional Committee will upgrade the industry self-discipline convention to a group standard with realistic, real-life working expectations, to ensure the whole of the inspection and testing industry operates under standardized conditions, improving overall service and quality, and to advance industry health, and stable development.

HQTS Group Marketing & Sales Meeting 2017

HQTS Group’s Marketing & Sales Meeting was held December 13 – 14 2017 at the Yong Tai Yu Hot Spring’s Resort in Fuzhou China, bringing 2017 to a rousing end. Nearly 70 sales and marketing exdecutives and staff attended the meeting, and various training sessions held. The annual event differed from previous years, in that this was our first time to hold comprehensive training session delivered by a third party. about the latest sales techniques and trends.

Sales and Marketing meeting

Sam Li, Vice President of HQTS Group presented the sales performance and major achievements of various company departments, including Helmsman, Xinghengshi, HQTS-QAI, ASCO, Yoshida and Henan Branch, in 2017. He also reviewed the strategic and tactical goals and initiatives for 2018.

 

The formal meeting was concluded with the banquet and awards ceremony. HQTS Group handed out nine 2017 achievement awards, including: Top Manager, Top Sales of New Customers, Silver Sales of New Customers, Bronze Sales of New Customers, Top Inspection Sales for New Customers, Top Testing Sales for New Customers, Best Sorting Inspection Sales for New Customers, Top Rookie Sales, and Top Sales Team. Alex Yao, Lin Feng, Islamova Marina, Taobao group, Eric Hu, Zhou Ziwei, Li Wenliang, Zhou Shengqin and Chen Jun, and ASCO sales team were honored with the above awards.

Congratulations to all!

2017 Recap

An eventful and demanding 2017 has come to an end, and we greet the new year with renewed excitement for things still to come. Looking back, we faced many challenges, discovered new opportunities, experienced some failure, and attained major achievements. Through the joint efforts of our staff and partners, we once again reached the goals we set for 2017, capped by double-digit growth.

 

One of our major milestones in May 2017 was the successful opening of our branch office in Russia. This marks an important step for solidifying our foothold in the Russian market. Another was the establishment of a specialized branch office in China’s Henan province shows. This office is focused only on third-party acceptance in support of government procurement in the Chinese market. This represents a significant growth opportunity for HQTS in the China domestic market.

 

2017 has also been a year of innovation. Our new Internet+ Inspection service was a major initiative, and the first of its kind in the industry, for the China domestic market.

 

Our Yoshida division, which specializes in supply chain services for the Japanese market, successfully passed certification from the Japanese Bandai Group. This has played a major role in our further expansion in the Japanese market.

 

The establishment of our laboratory in Zhuzhou, Hunan Province we have created a new model for investment and cooperation for HQTS. This new laboratory will support an initiative to promote local economic development.

 

All these achievements in 2017 were a direct result of the hard work, sincere dedication, and innovation thinking of our team. HQTS sincerely thanks everybody who played a part in our most successful year yet!

 

We look forward to even greater things in 2018, so let us continue the journey together.

Latest Product Recalls December 2017

Download the latest product recalls to identify unsafe consumer products. Remember that safety recalls don’t expire, so check our news page regularly.

Consumer Product Recalls December 2017

HQTS is accredited to test against all major regulatory standards for the import of consumer goods.

You can rely on the expertise and technical resources of HQTS’ consumer product testing to help ensure your compliance with relevant regulations, as well as your own technical specifications.

With HQTS, you benefit from the skills and expertise of the industry’s foremost leaders, veteran engineers and award winning staff in our 80,000 sq ft laboratory, centrally located in Hangzhou, China. Whatever the scope or complexity of your project, you can count on the accuracy and reliability of HQTS with the most competitive pricing, fastest delivery times in the industry, and the support of a single point of contact for all your testing projects; this personalized approach has established us as one of the most respected labs in China.

Contact us to obtain additional information about how we can help you with your consumer product testing needs.

Latest Product Recalls November 2017

Download the latest product recalls to identify unsafe consumer products. Remember that safety recalls don’t expire, so check our news page regularly.

Consumer Product Recalls November 2017

HQTS is accredited to test against all major regulatory standards for the import of consumer goods.

You can rely on the expertise and technical resources of HQTS’ consumer product testing to help ensure your compliance with relevant regulations, as well as your own technical specifications.

With HQTS, you benefit from the skills and expertise of the industry’s foremost leaders, veteran engineers and award winning staff in our 80,000 sq ft laboratory, centrally located in Hangzhou, China. Whatever the scope or complexity of your project, you can count on the accuracy and reliability of HQTS with the most competitive pricing, fastest delivery times in the industry, and the support of a single point of contact for all your testing projects; this personalized approach has established us as one of the most respected labs in China.

Contact us to obtain additional information about how we can help you with your consumer product testing needs.