Toys entering the Japan market are required to comply with the Japan Food Sanitation Law (JFSL) and/or the Japan Toy Safety Standard (ST Standard). JFSL is a legislative mandatory requirement for toys intended for children up to the age of 6, whereas the ST standard is a popular voluntary standard established by the Japan Toy Association (JTA) for toys intended for children up to the age of 14. For the ST standard, only toys that have achieved compliance may display the ST Mark.
Partner with SGS to bring safe and compliant toys to Japan. SGS has laboratories approved by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) and the JTA to test to these specifications efficiently and professionally.
What is the ST Standard certification process?
- The retailer or importer applies to an approved laboratory (such as SGS)
- Toys must be tested to the ST standard’s Parts 1-3 (respectively, mechanical/physical properties, flammability and chemical properties) by a laboratory that is approved by the JTA
- Upon successful completion of the toy assessment, the retailer or importer is required to apply for the ST Mark and place this on the product and/or its packaging
Contact SGS to find out what safety requirements apply to your toys for Japan and how we can help.