As the most intimate friends of children, toys are of vital importance to the intellectual development and health of children. They are indispensable consumer products during the children's growth. However, there are some hazards that may bring harm to children and even threaten their health. In view of the particularity of normal behaviour of children and their development, countries and regions have been imposed more stringent requirements for the quality and safety of toys and children’s products.
C&K Testing, a world recognised lab, can render you professional toy testing services.
Here is a briefing of toy testing criteria around the world.
GB 6675, GB 19865 (electric toys), CCC Certification
Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC & EN 71,
EN 62115, RoHS (electric toys)
CPSIA, ASTM F963, Toxic Risk Assessment (TRA), Labelling of Hazardous Art Materials Act (LHAMA), Prop 65
Toy Regulation (under CCPSA)
AS/NZS ISO 8124
India Toy Standard
Common Testing Items
Physical and Mechanical properties
- Sharp Point Test
- Sharp Edge Test
- Small Parts Test
- Abuse Test
- Compression Test - Flexure Test / Impact Test / Tension Test / Torque Test
Heavy Metal Testing (Toxic Elements Testing)
Heavy metals of toys are mainly found in paints and coatings of coloured toys.
Migration: the mouthing behaviour could result in ingestion of toxic elements by children and their developing body organs and systems are more susceptible to the toxic effects.
Total lead content: Lead has a sweet taste that encourages children to lick, chew or suck on items containing it. Lead builds up in the body, so that ongoing exposure to even low levels of lead may result in harmful effects on the growth and intellectual development of children.
Phthalate is a kind of plasticisers employed to make plastics softer and more elastic. So it is generally applied in toys or childcare articles.
However, excessive ingestion of phthalates can disturb endocrine of human bodies, which is harmful to the growth of children. Currently, there are six phthalates banned or restricted for application in toys and children's products.
Flame Retardant Testing
Flame retardants are used in children's products to enhance their fire resistance. However, flame retardants may result in lower birth rate, congenital malformation of newborns, decline in children's intelligence and hormone disruption due to their toxicity.
Organic Compounds Testing (EN 71-9, GB 24613)
Other Chemical Testing
Children's Products Testing
Infants and Children Textile Products (GB Testing)
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