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International Toy Safety & Testing Requirements


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We all hope to import our stuffed toys legally and be tested by qualified organizations. The question is, how can we know which products belong to the toys field? Meanwhile, which testing points & standards are compulsory for each country’s safety request? In this article, we would like to share you with a general summary of the children’s toys.

Product Scope For Toys

Infant toys (like swimming such when bathing)
Teethers and pacifiers
Arts and crafts
Experimental sets
Toy cosmetics
Stuffed animals & Plush toys & plush keychain & plush puppets & plush golf headcover & plush mascot and textile toys

Rocking Horses and ride-on toys
Toy guns and projectile toys
Magnetic toys;( such as refrigerator magnets)
Games, puzzles, books (such as some educational items)
Toy chests( the packaging/ buckle also need to do the test, not only inside toys)

Costumes and accessories (like Halloween, Xmas, kids will wear those costumes and masks for cosplay)
Battery-operated toys
Electrical toys
Tableware for kids (PP, PS, PC such materials, etc)
Bicycle and scooter
Activity toys for domestic use

International Toy Safety & Testing Requirements

-1) General Testing Standard For Toys

China Standard (CCC)
EU market (EN71-2-3, 1907/2006/EC, EN62115 for electrical parts, etc)
UK(BS standard, UKCA, etc)
USA( ASTM, FDA, Prop65, etc)
AU & NZ( AS/NZS, etc.SAA for electrical items)

-2) Testing Regulations Summary – Physical Part

  • Note:
  • In the stuffed toys field, the clearance of stuffing will be judged as per EN71-2-3-, for instance, if the stuffing cotton was dirty and with a bad smell, will fail this testing point directly.
  • Basic requirement for the soft toys: clean, no any bad odor, needle inspection, firm sewing, the label sewing can past the tensile test.
 Mechanical and PhysicalFlammability  (for texture)Flammability  (for other materials)Toxic substanceClearance of Stuffing (Visual Inspection)
FRNF EN71-1NF EN71-2NF EN71-2NF EN71-3NF EN71-1
UKBS EN71-1BS EN71-2BS EN71-2BS EN71-3BS EN71-1
USASTM F963-11/16 CFR 1500ASTM F963 11/16 CFR 1610ASTM F963-11/16 CFR 1500.44ASTM F963-11ASTM F963-11
CASOR/2011-17 OF CCPSASOR/2011-22 of CCPSA  SOR/2011-17 of CCPSASOR/2011-17 of CCPSASOR/2011-17 of CCPSA
international test standard
stuffed toy’s fabric material

-3) Testing Regulations Summary – Chemical Part

Cleanliness of StuffingPhthalatesAZO dyesCosmetic test
USASTM-F963-11/Pennsylvania stuffed toy lawCPSIA Section 108N/AUS FDA21 CFR700-740
CanadaN/ASOR/2010-298 phthalates regulationN/ACosmetic regulation of the food & drug
AU & NZN/ACompetition and Consumer Act 2010 ( DEHP)N/AAU: NICNASNZ: Cosmetics products group standard  
Testing regulations – Chemical Part

-4) Testing Regulations Summary – Electrical Part

Electrical Toy TestElectromagnetic compatibility
GermanyDIN EN621152004/108/EC
FranceNF EN621152004/108/EC
UKBS EN621152004/108/EC
USASTM F963-11/16CFR 1505FCC Part 15
CanadaICES – 003 – Battery Operated Toys / C22.2 No. 149-1972ICES -003
AU & NZAS/NZS 62115C-tick
Testing regulations summary – Electrical Part

Accredited / Authoritative Laboratories In The World

TUV: TÜV Rheinland, TÜV Sud, TÜV Nord

Reach & SVHC List For EU Market – The Regulation Of Chemical Substances Administration

Reach Integrates The Current 40 Directives In EU

-1) Firstly, what is REACH?

Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals

-2) What is the aim for the REACH Regulation?

Designed to protect human health and the environment, REACH is about knowing what substances are in products and their impact on human health and the environment.

-3) Principles.


-4) Beginning Of REACH

REACH is a European Community Regulation on chemicals and their safe use Regulation (EC) 1907/2006. It deals with the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of chemical substances. The new law came into force on 1st June 2007.
Manufacturers and importers must register all substances, that they produce and/ or import in/ into the EU in quantities of 21 tonnes per year to the central European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) in Helsinki, Finland.

-5) REACH Enforcement

  • REACH is a regulation
  • Applies equally across the whole of the EU
  • Does not apply outside the EU
  • Responsibility lies with legal entity that places product on EU market
  • Domestic manufacturers will be responsible
  • Importers sourcing from the outside the EU shall be responsible and need to engage and work with entire supply chain.
  • Gentrally controlled by the European Chmicals Agency (ECHA) Enforcement will be a different for regulators with limited resources
  • Enforcement likely to be handled by National competent authorities
  • Will be part of current inspection regime but may vary between member states.
REACH Registration Timeline For Improvement

-6) Which One Of These Products Is REACH Compliant?

REACH compliant

-7) How Could We Proceed?

Pay close attention to the updated SVHC List

SVHC list

What is SVHC?

Substances of very high concern (SVHC)
SVHC is always been updated.
Generally, effect the of human health or environments will be considered to renew the SVHC list.

-1) Importers Obligation In EU.
Duty of REACH registration
Duty of communication (Communication of safe use)
Notification ( SVHC in articles)
Duty of information (SVHC in articles)

-2) Categories Subject To SVHC List

  • Alloys and plastics
  • Chemicals
  • Oil, fuel and gas
  • Semi-final products such as plates, pipes, tubes, castings toys
  • Furniture
  • Cosmetics, accessories
  • Stationery
  • Pigents, paints, gules Detergents
  • Textiles, footwear, leather
  • Eletronic and eletrcal products and more.

-3) How could we get the updated list?

We producing all kinds of plush based items with 500 MOQ support, Such as custom plush teddy bear stuffed animals, soft baby toy, plush company mascot toy, plush doll, plush keychain, plush slippers, etc. 100% customization.

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