Consumer safety

We provide a wide range of UKAS accredited testing services. Our customers include those from textile and clothing industries, upholstery suppliers and manufacturers, local authorities and plastic film manufacturers.

Due to the Laboratory’s extensive knowledge and experience in the textile testing field, WYMTS has become a trusted contact for Trading Standards Authorities needing advice on consumer safety.

Our experienced team carries out testing and advisory services within the following areas:

  • The Furniture & Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988& Amendments, BS 5852 Parts 1 & 2, BS 6807 including domestic upholstered seating, headboards, pillows and cushions and mattress fillings.
  • The Textile Products (Indications of Fibre Content) Regulations to determine the percentage composition of clothing, socks, scarves etc.
  • Flammability testing to the Nightwear Safety Regulations including nightdresses, dressing gowns, pyjamas etc.
  • Flammability testing to EN71-2 such as soft toys and fancy dress / disguise costumes etc.

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