Protecting the Consumer and Servicing
the Trade with Independence and Integrity

The Laboratory want to ensure we give you the service you require in this crucial trading period. The Laboratory will therefore be working until 3.00pm on Friday 23rd December 2011. The Laboratory will reopen after the Christmas break on Tuesday 3rd January 2012. Please find below Deadlines for submitting work that is required back BEFORE CHRISTMAS. If you envisage these causing you any problems please contact the department concerned and we will do our best to help. The Laboratory will accept samples until 4.00pm on Thursday 22nd December. To receive results BEFORE CHRISTMAS i.e. Thursday 22nd December, samples MUST be submitted by the following deadlines: TEST DEADLINE Nickel Testing 10.00am Nickel Release to BSEN 1811 Tue 13th Dec Quick Nickel Test, including complex alloys Thur 15th Dec Precious Metal Testing 9.00am Full Metal Analysis (ICP Scan) Tue 13th Dec Powder Samples containing PGM's Thu 15th Dec Metallic samples containing PGM's Tue 20th Dec Metallic samples - gold and silver analysis by Cupellation or Potentiometric Titration Tue 20th Dec Lead Testing 9.00am EN71/3 (toxicity) Tue 13th Dec Lead Content Wed 14th Dec Cadmium Testing 9.00am Cadmium Content Wed 14th Dec Silver Testing - Medical Sample Mon 19th Dec EN71/2 (Flammability) Mon 19th Dec Melt & Assaying of scrap (Gold & Silver) Tue 20th Dec, before midday Chemical Testing 9.00am Azo Dyes Mon 19th Dec Formaldehyde - Released / Free Mon 19th Dec Pentachlorophenol Mon 19th Dec Phthalates Mon 19th Dec Dimethyl Fumarate Mon 19th Dec Cr (VI), pH, Fibre Composition & leather preservative Mon 19th Dec ROHS 9.00am ROHS Screening Mon 20th Dec Colour Fastness Thu 15th Dec Plating Thickness & Plating Wear Test Thu 15th Dec Packaging Suitability Test Mon 19th Dec Trading Standards samples & Witness Statement Wed 14th Dec Samples for Nickel release testing to BS EN 1811 that are received after 10.00am on Tuesday 13th December and before 10.00am on Thursday 22nd December will be reported by Monday 9th January 2012. If you have any urgent requirements, please contact Tim Smith on 0121 262 1036. The Laboratory at The Birmingham Assay Office PO Box 151, Newhall Street, Birmingham B3 1SB Tel: 0871 871 6020Fax: 0121 236 9487 Email:



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