Common Compliance & Recall Risks for EU & UK Packing Materials

Sofeast commissioned some research recently on which chemical compliance incidents occurred in EU countries in the past year 22/23, the substances found, where, and the actions taken by authorities. Let’s look at packing materials which were found to be non-compliant … Continue reading

Common Compliance & Recall Risks for Bags Sold in the EU & UK

  Sofeast commissioned some research recently on which chemical compliance incidents occurred in EU countries in the past year 22/23, the substances found, where, and the actions taken by authorities. Let’s look at issues found in bags by market surveillance … Continue reading

Common risks for electric household appliances sold in EU & UK.

Sofeast commissioned some research recently on which chemical compliance incidents occurred in EU countries in the past year 22/23, the substances found, where, and the actions taken by authorities. Let’s look at issues found in electric household appliances by market … Continue reading

The Shore Hardness Test for Silicone and TPE Items

In this post, we’ll show you how to check the hardness of soft silicone and TPE parts and items with the Shore hardness test. Much of the time the hardness (or softness as it may well be seen) of these … Continue reading

What is Highly Accelerated Stress Screening (HASS)

HASS testing, short for Highly Accelerated Stress Screening, is used by manufacturers to identify possible defects and deficiencies in products. During testing the product will be put under different kinds of stresses to simulate the ageing process faster, including high … Continue reading

What is Highly Accelerated Life Testing? Highly Accelerated Life Testing (HALT) stresses a product to find its weaknesses. HALT tests can help you find your product’s weaknesses and improve its reliability and durability. This can improve quality, customer satisfaction, warranty … Continue reading

What To Do If Your Electronic Product Is Made With Unreliable Components

Many electronic products are developed and manufactured without confirming that they don’t contain unreliable components. There are many reasons why a manufacturer rushes to get a product into production, such as to outpace copycats, sheer excitement, or their supplier pushing … Continue reading

Limitations Of Common Reliability And Safety Testing Standards

Regarding the limitations of common reliability and safety testing standards, I came upon an interesting video from automaker Tesla recently: In it, you can see that the Tesla teams have data about the real ‘failure modes’ (car crashes) and how … Continue reading