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The Newest SGS E&E lab in North America is Now Recognized as a CB Testing Laboratory in Six CB Scheme Categories

SGS Consumer Testing Services, a division of SGS North America Inc, a leading global provider of verification, testing and certification services, has announced today that the IECEE has expanded the CB Scheme testing scope for the E&E testing laboratory in Suwanee, GA.  Testing and certification services can be performed out of a single centrally located office.

The CB Scheme is intended to reduce obstacles to international trade which arise from having to meet different national certification or approval criteria. This CB Testing Laboratory (CBTL) scope expansion will allow SGS to be a full service provider to manufacturers and suppliers seeking entry into global markets.  There are currently over 55 participating countries in the IECEE CB Scheme. 

“Expanding our scope is a constant part of our goal to provide industry leading capabilities through our new E&E laboratory in Georgia” said Nicolas Bacheré, CTS Managing Director in the US. “This latest approval is an important supplement to the vast capabilities that we have established through our North America lab network and keeps us on track for continuous expansion of service offerings.”

The three major categories for the scope expansion are Battery, Medical Devices and Office Equipment.  They will strengthen the existing scope for many key industries.

In the Battery category, SGS is now approved for all of the standards under the current scheme which apply to a wide variety of battery packs and battery cells.

SGS’ Medical category now covers IEC 60601-1 third edition, a key standard that applies to professional electrical medical equipment as well as home healthcare devices.  This is supplemented by the EMC and In Vitro Medical Device scopes.   

The Office category expansion includes standards for electronic office and telecommunication equipment and is complimented by current approvals in the energy efficiency and home electronic categories.

SGS’ ability to perform all required testing locally offers US companies the expertise they require and the convenience they want through a single service provider. For the month of June the Suwanee lab will offer companies a free design review on their first CB Scheme project booked with SGS.

To receive a quote for a CB Scheme Project please contact us.

620 Old Peachtree Road, Suite 100

Suwanee, GA 30024

t: +1-770-570-1800

f: +1-770-227-1240




SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 75,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,500 offices and laboratories around the world.