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Writing Instrument Test Package



Writing Instrument Test Package

Service Scope

Writing instruments such as Roller Ball Pen / Gel ink Ball Pen / Ball point Pen & Pencil – chemical requirements shall be reviewed for these items.

Standards BS 7272 & ISO 14145 are designed for the safety requirement on the pen cap & end closure.

ISO 27668-1 establishes the minimum quality requirements for gel ink ball pens (refillable and non-refillable) and refills for general use. Additional requirements for gel ink ball pens for documentary use are given in  ISO 27668-2. 

ISO 12757-1 establishes the minimum quality requirements for ball point pens (refillable or non-refillable) and refills for general use. Additional requirements for ball point pens for documentary use are given in ISO 12757-2.   

In the U.S., Labeling of Hazardous Art Materials Act (LHAMA) Evaluation shall be performed if the writing instrument is used to be as Art Material. An ingredient and Labeling review will be performed based on the ingredients and packaging. Generally “Conforms to ASTM D4236” will be required if no additional warning is required. 

Toxicological Risk Assessment (TRA) is a kind of ingredients review. TRA is used to access the ingredients used in the writing instrument to avoid any potential issue(s) to the user. It is not mandatory but has already been adopted in the market. 

The test will be conducted in compliance with the following standards 

  • US Regulation   
    • Prop 65 Court case – Phthalates    
    • Prop 65 Court case – Lead & Cadmium    
    • LHAMA Toxicological review 
  • EU Toxicological Risk Assessment (TRA) 
  • EU REACH Regulation   
    • Lead  
    • Cadmium  
    • Short Chain Chlorinated Paraffin (SCCP) Content  
    • Organotin 
    • Phthalates    
    • 8 Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs)    
    • PCP  
    • DMFu  

Test Plan

Sample Size 
It will be advised in order confirmation email upon purchase

Turnaround Time (working days)
16 working days 

Test Description

There are specific standards required to be tested for compliance in the US and EU markets. Therefore, the following tests will be included according to the US / EU market test package.

Standard / Regulation  Content  
EU REACH Regulation   Major chemical related regulation in the market according to EU regulation  
Toxicological Risk Assessment (TRA) Ingredient list shall be provided to certified Toxicologist for reviewing EU / US regulatory requirements
Prop 65 Court Case (US California)  Chemical testing according to US California Proposition 65. Specific court case will be selected.   
LHAMA Toxicological review For stationary designed as an art material, ingredient list shall be provided to certified Toxicologist for reviewing under US ASTM D4236.
ISO 14145 , BS7272 , ISO 27668 & ISO 12757 (International standard)  A Physical and mechanical standard for ensuring the performance and safety of stationery according to BS and ISO standard

Only applicable test items will be conducted on selected product nature and destination market. Detailed test item list will be included in order confirmation email upon order purchase. If the battery is included, additional battery requirements shall be arranged.

Strengths & benefits

Regulatory Experts
Ensure your product compliance to specific countries requirement

Global Network
Provide worldwide coverage and access to all key locations & markets

Order flow

1. Check Out

Confirm selections and fill in contact info

2. Arrange Payment

Pay by credit card or bank transfer offline​

3. Confirm Test Plan

Confirm test and product details

4. Send Sample

Send the sample with printed form

5. Receive Report

Receive our test report by email


Online Payment
  • Order acknowledgment email will be sent to you by system after successful payment
  • Order confirmation email with service details will be sent to you within 1 working day by our specialist
Offline Payment
  • We accept T/T bank transfer payment
  • Order acknowledgment email with bank details for payment will be sent to you by system after order submission
  • Please arrange payment and send payment receipt to our specialist by email
  • Order confirmation email with service details will be sent to you after payment verification by our specialist


You can add them to shopping cart and proceed to checkout for placing your order online. You will receive an order acknowledgment with order details after online order.

It is not necessary to create an account for online purchase, you can select Guest Checkout to place an order without an account.

However, creating an account offers additional benefits:

  • Your contact information will be saved securely for a faster checkout
  • Track your order status and history

If you place an order as a guest, please check our notifications at your email box. Please remember to check promotional and junk mail box if you can’t find it.

If you place an order as a member, please log in and check the status of your order under “Quote Request” or “Orders”.

SGS TIC Mall only accepts US$ for checkout.

You will receive a test application form, sample requirement and delivery details in confirmation email upon successful payment, please complete the form and send the required sample(s) to our competence center in Hong Kong.

Please contact your dedicated specialist to submit your request. It will be reviewed case by case depending on the order process.

No, you can’t cancel and refund the paid order unless there is a quality or service delivery issue.

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