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SGS showcased its toy solutions at international toy fairs taking place in Hong Kong, Nuremberg (Germany) and London (United Kingdom) in January and February 2011. SGS toy experts were available to explain into details to EU toy manufacturers, retailers and importers how the directive will impact their products. All companies actually highlighted the importance of understanding the changes of the directive but above all, they requested a comprehensive compliance solution with a step by step guidance to meet the deadlines of 2011 and 2013.

SGS has set up dedicated services to comply with the Toy Directive. We can assist at any stage of the product life cycle and develop with your staff a customized solution including:

Explain the changes of the directive through global webinars

  • Train client to perform assessment by himself (Safety /Risk Assessment, Technical Documentation)
  • Perform Safety /Risk Assessment
  • Prepare SDS (Safety Data Sheet)
  • Prepare Declaration of Conformity (DoC)
  • Review labelling
  • Validate Technical Documentation
  • Test to draft pr EN 71-1:2011 and pr EN 71-2:2011 (or pre-check and report when standard is harmonized)
  • Conduct EC Type Examination (when required)
  • Perform SVHC Screening /REACH compliance
  • etc

You can rely on our network of labs (about 20 toy labs around the world including 4 EU Notified Bodies in France, UK, Germany and Netherlands) and toy experts to ensure toy compliance in the EU.

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The Technical Documentation guidance document prepared by the EU commission expert group has been published in April 2011. Download this document which provides guidance on the details needed for the Technical Documentation including BOM, BOS, SDS, EC type examination procedure, safety assessments, etc.

You can also visit the EU Commission website where all guidance documents are stored including the explanatory guidance document of the Toy Directive.

For more information contact us at our email and visit Toy Safety Requirements and Toy Testing.

Serge Milon
Toy Manager
SGS France
t: +33 4 42 97 72 38

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