Test Toys for Lead, Cadmium, Restricted Elements: ASTM-F963 compliance with Bruker’s Handheld XRF Analyzer

The S1 TITAN Handheld XRF Gun Enables Fast Screening for ASTM F963

The S1 TITAN handheld XRF gun can be used for analysis in conjunction with consumer safety specification, ASTM-F963, “the mandatory toy standard” which includes restriction of the following 8 elements in toys:

Like the European standard EN-71, ASTM F963 regulates the concentrations of the above 8 elements in toys with regard to the levels at which these contaminants leach out of the product. Many manufacturers, importers and retailers of toys have adopted in-house screening with handheld XRF guns into their Quality Control (QC) and Quality Assurance (QA) programs to ensure compliance with regulations such as ASTM-F963, CPSIA, Prop 65 (California), EN-71 and RoHS. By introducing stringent testing early in the supply chain, manufacturers can lessen the likelihood that these restricted contaminants will end up in their products or in stores. 

Find out now how the S1 TITAN handheld XRF gun can safeguard your testing program!

Below are some of the advantages to using handheld XRF guns:

  • Turnaround time — XRF analysis takes seconds (often less than 2 minutes) to obtain a pass/fail as opposed to waiting days for results from the lab
  • Speed of analysis increases throughput — handheld XRF analysis allows the user to screen multiple samples quickly and effectively — clear a warehouse or check incoming raw materials on the spot
  • XRF is non-destructive — products are not affected by analysis, so you can ship tested product directly to the stores
  • Compact and portable — bring the XRF gun to the product. Each component can be tested without disassembling the toy
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Including the S1 TITAN handheld XRF gun as a part of your reasonable testing program provides you with easy to use, rapid product screening capabilities that save you time and money while increasing your ability to remain in compliance with today’s demanding regulations.

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