NORTHBROOK, Ill., Sept. 26, 2016 — UL, a leading global safety science organization, has developed a mobile application, UL ChildAware™, specifically designed with the children’s apparel industry in mind.
The application has been designed with retailers, brands, manufacturers and suppliers’ needs in mind in order to help them adhere to new standards and changing regulations for children’s apparel. UL ChildAware™ provides practical and verified information on regulations in the EU and the US that reduces the complexity of regulatory and compliance issues.
“UL is deeply aware of the importance of regulatory compliance to a product entering and staying in the market and as such we are developing the tools critical to smarter supply chain management and leveraging technology for identifying product risk,” said Dr. Natale Consonni, Vice President and General Manager for UL Consumer and Retail Services.
“Revised and new regulations are introduced daily for businesses to be knowledgeable and responsible about their product portfolios and future product supply chain. The UL ChildAware™ application enables clients to have sufficient time to act and to help get products to market meeting compliance requirements and consumer expectations,” Consonni added.
UL ChildAware™ offers user-friendly access to the following features:
• News and Alerts: news to support informed business decisions and access global markets, UL ChildAware™ keeps clients up to date and informed
• Ask the Expert: UL ChildAware™ offers safety advice and resource relating to children’s apparel addressing each manufacturer or retailer’s specific situation
• Visual Library: UL ChildAware™ has a comprehensive image bank at your fingertips demonstrating compliant and non-compliant designs
• Regulatory Compliance: Enables you to identify or refine information through the following categories – Sleepwear, Daywear, Undergarments, Footwear and Costumes
iOS version 7 to 8.3, and Android version 4.0 to 5.0 are supported at this time.
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