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The proposed changes are:

  • Definition of the obligations of economic actors
  • EC declaration of conformity drawn up by the manufacturer
  • Safety and risk assessments (to be kept in the technical documentation)
  • Production control requirements
  • Chemical and mechanical properties requirements

Actively Enforcing Regulations

Many recent product recalls have involved remote-controlled or electric toys. The batteries inside a toy can overheat and possibly catch fire. This poses a burn or fire hazard to consumers. In addition to the mechanical, physical and chemical tests, electrical toys have to be tested for electrical safety. Electrical testing mainly covers short-circuit testing, resistance to heat testing and the checking of labeling requirements.

R&TTE, EMC and RoHS also Apply Toy radio controlled models also have to comply with the R&TTE Directive in addition to the requirements of the toy directive 88/378/EEC. Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) requirements (EU Directive 2004/108/EC) deal with the ability of the product to be immune to EMC phenomena and to ensure that EMC emissions do not interfere with other products.

Moreover electrical and electronic toys are required to meet the RoHS Directive and carry a wheeled bin symbol (WEEE Directive) if they need electricity to fulfill their basic primary function.

SGS offers quality assurance services for electronic and electrical toys including both specialized services and comprehensive testing. SGS Product Safety Integrity Engineering (PSIE) service can help ensure toys meet safety and industry requirements beginning at the design stage.

Find out more about SGS Services for Toys. For Product Safety, EMC, RoHS and WEEE contact:

Stephanie Pionchon
Global Marketing Assistant
CTS Hardlines

SGS France
Web: www.ee.sgs.com

About SGS

The SGS Group is the global leader and innovator in inspection, verification, testing and certification services. Founded in 1878, SGS is recognized as the global benchmark in quality and integrity. With 50,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,000 offices and laboratories around the world.