The EU Toy Safety Directive, published in 2009, came into force in two phases; physical requirements in July 2011, and chemical requirements in July 2013. From design and production, to the final product in store, toys must meet and demonstrate compliance to a complex combination of requirements.
Our global network of experts and testing laboratories can support toy manufacturers, importers and retailers to understand and fulfill their obligations at every stage of the supply chain.
The Toy Safety Directive aims to reduce toy related accidents by identifying hazards in toys, taking into account their foreseeable use and bearing in mind children’s behavior. It requires:
- Economic operators to meet specific obligations
- Compliance with stringent requirements (heavy metals, fragrances, etc.)
- A safety assessment
- A conformity assessment procedure
- A complete technical documentation
- A complete EC Declaration of Conformity (DoC)
- Specific statements on the warnings
We can help. Our dedicated services for the EU Toy Safety Directive cover all your needs, from the concept/design stage of a product, to its intended market:
- Product testing (chemical, physical, mechanical, flammability, electrical safety, etc.)
- Safety assessments (chemical, physical/mechanical, etc.)
- Labeling and warnings review
- Technical documentation review
- Audits and Inspections
Why choose EU Toy Safety Directive compliance services from SGS?
With a global network of toy laboratories, and four EU Notified Bodies for toys in France, the UK, the Netherlands and Germany, we can help you to ensure full compliance with the EU Toy Safety Directive. Partner with us to complete toy testing according to harmonized standards (EN 71-1, EN 71-2, EN 71-3, EN 71-4, EN 71-5, EN 71-7, EN 71-8, EN 71-12, EN 71-13, EN 62115). With expertise in all areas, we can provide assistance at any stage of the process/supply chain, from training to documentation reviews and inspections.
Our toy laboratories are internationally recognized by accreditation bodies. In addition, our toy labs are strategically located in key manufacturing zones and transit points worldwide. No matter in which European country your toy is to be sold, SGS can help you comply with all applicable requirements.
Protect children and your brand by contracting SGS to ensure that your toys meet the complex requirements of the EU Toy Safety Directive. Contact us to find out more.