FORCE Certification A/S is recognized from United States Coast Guard as an Independent Laboratory for testing of the following three products:
- 160.055: Life preservers, unicellular plastic foam, adult and child, for merchant vessels
- 160.155: Lifejackets (Solas)
- 160.176: Inflatable lifejackets
- 164.019: Personal flotation device components
The recognition in this area is the first given to a Non-American laboratory and the outcome will certainly be a benefit for both American and European manufacturers in their global market.
FORCE Certification A/S has previously been recognized by USCG for a number of product areas and this new recognition is intended to be the first of more to come in the life saving appliance area. Manufacturers of LSA-products may well benefit from combining tests according to both USCG and European/IMO rules resulting in price and time reductions for the total test program.