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TOY Directive Test items in GPTEK

TOY Directive Test items in GPTEK

China is the major country of toy production and exportation

Our toys have been sold worldwide, but since Mattel, the world’s largest toy manufacture, recalled large quantities china toys, the news that Chinese-made toys frequently been recalled were ceaselessly reported, "Made in China" and "Toy Safety" has become a topic of the focus of international attention.


Because quality and safety of toys is directly related to the child’s physical and mental health, all countries and relevant organizations launched own toy safety standards, and increased new contents every year, such as ISO 8124, 88/378 / EEC and EN-71, ASTM F963, as well as GB 6675-2003.


Quality of toys directly impact on China domestic and international toy market in the increasingly fierce international toy market. Therefore, the domestic toy business must improve safety and quality.

With the solid strength and good reputation, GPTEK LAB. provides testing services for your toys as follows:
Toys testing scope:


Plush and cloth toys

Enfant bicycle

Plastic toys

Children products

Clockwork spring toys

Cardboard toys

Chemical toys

Wooden toys

Electro-motion toys

Ceramic toys

Canvas and watercolor pen, plasticene

Doll and its dress, intellect toys, intellect music instrument

Toys testing items:


1, Extractable heavy metal content testing

(Pb、Cd、Cr、As、Ba、Hg、Se、Sb ets.)

2,Physical and mechanical capability testing

3, Flammability testing

4, Chem. capability testing

5, Poisonous element of package testing

6,Content of phthalate

7, formaldehyde、Plasticizer、Azo

8, plastic test、pigment test、accessory test

Testing standards of every country and area

EU

EN71

internation

ISO8124/ IEC62115

China

GB6675-2003

EU

EN62115

USA

CPSC

China

GB19865

EU

EMC,R&TTE

USA

ASTMF963-03

Canada

C.R.C.,c931&HPA

EU

2002/95/EC

USA

FCC

Australia

AS/NZSISO8124

More……

EN71 testing items
EN71-1 part: Physical and Mechanical Properties
EN71-2 part: Flammability Test
EN71-3 part: Migration of Certain Elements Pb、As、Sb、Ba、Cd、Cr、Hg、Se

EN71-9 testing items

The standard EN71-9 specifies the requirements for migration or content of certain hazardous organic chemical compounds from/in toys and toy materials by the following exposure routes:
- Mouth
- Ingestion
- Skin contact
- Eye contact
- Inhalation
EN71-9 mentions chemical substances:
Flame retardants
Colorfastness to perspiration
Colorants
Primary aromatic amines
Monomers of plastics migration
Solvents migration and inhalation
Wood preservatives and other preservatives migration

The above enumerative substance is only a part. It is not possible to list all latency substance used in toy. So these standard is only a door to obey Europe regulations. Manufacture should notice other hazardous substance in addition to the above substances, in order to satisfy basic safety requirements of toy directives.

Legal status of EN71-9
A standard published by CEN does not automatically become a standard with reference to the Toy Directive. Only after publication in the Official Journa

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