SGS laboratories in France, UK, Germany and Netherlands have been approved as Notified Bodies under the new EU Toy Directive 2009/48/EC. With this specific status of Notified Body, SGS labs are allowed to conduct EC-type examinations and issue EC-type certifications for toys when applicable.

The new EU Toy Safety Directive requires the toy manufacturer to perform an EC-type examination in the following cases:

  1. The toy is not covered by the existing harmonized EN 71 or EN 62115 standards
  2. One specific part or element of the toy is not covered by a safety requirement of the existing harmonized EN 71 or EN 62115 standards
  3. The toy fails one or several requirements of the harmonized EN 71 or EN 62115 standard, but the manufacturer considers that the toy complies with the essential safety requirements
  4. The manufacturer has not applied the existing harmonized standards

Note: Notified bodies (NoBo) are organizations designated by the Member States on the basis of common evaluation criteria, and notified to the Commission and the other Member States.

SGS offers a wide range of services to help you comply with the new requirements of the new EU Toy Directive. For more information about toys that require an EC-type certification, please contact your SGS local representative or get in touch directly with the SGS Notified Bodies:

SGS CTS France
215 Avenue Paul Langevin,
Pôle d’activité Aix les Milles
13854 Aix en Provence, France
t +33 4 42 61 64 50

Im Maisel 14, 65232 Taunusstein
t +49 6128 4800-56

CTS Laboratory Spijkenisse
Malledijk 18, P.O. Box 200
3200 AE Spijkenisse, Netherlands
t +31 181 694500

Crossley Hall House
Thornton Road, Crossley
Bradford BD8 0HH, United Kingdom
t +44 (0)1274 367980


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