Product testing is a biggie. Here are some things to know about product testing:
- Virtually all big retailers require product testing.
- Smaller retailers’ product testing requirements vary across the board.
- It’s *your* job to be educated on your product category’s safety regulations and all ongoing changes.
- Many retailers require product durability testing to ensure that it doesn't break from and/or can withstand reasonable use (i.e., drop testing, stability testing, etc.) and transit testing (i.e., your product doesn't damage in shipping). Then there is product safety testing like CPSIA testing for lead, phthalates, and labeling requirements.