Electric Toys Recalls

Some product recalls involved remote-controlled or electric toys. A well-known reason for recalls is that 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 the electrical safety. Electrical testing mainly covers the short-circuit testing, the resistance to heat testing and the checking of labeling requirements.

R&TTE, EMC and RoHS also apply

Toy radio controlled models have also 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 the 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 fulfil their basic primary function.

SGS offers quality assurance services for electronic and electrical toys including both specialized services and comprehensive testing. PIE our product safety integrity engineering service can hep you designing safety into toys starting from the beginning of the design stage.

Find out more about SGS services for toys at: www.sgs.com/toys

Stéphanie Pionchon
Consumer Testing Services
t: +33 4 42 26 12 77

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