Japan Toy Safety Standard ST 2012

The new Japan Toy Safety Standard ST2012 was published in October, 2012 and will be effective from January 1, 2013. The previous version, ST 2002 (11th edition), shall remain valid until March 31, 2014. During this transition period, the Japan Toy Association (JTA) will accept either standard, ST 2002 (11th edition) or ST 2012 for the ST Certification Mark application.

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The Challenge:

Under the new standard, certain physical and mechanical requirements are modified to align with ISO 8124 Part 1 and EN71 Part 1. The flammability requirements are identical to ISO 8124 Part 2, while the chemical requirements remained unchanged as per ST2002 (11th edition).

The Solution:

Intertek Hong Kong is approved by the JTA as a ST Overseas Approved Testing Laboratory.  and is also a foreign official laboratory designated by Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare qualified to perform an extensive range of services for the Japan Food Sanitation Law.

Reports issued by Intertek Hong Kong are accepted by the Japanese Customs, quarantine stations in Japan, as well as designated testing bodies approved by JTA.

Should you have any query on the above news, please contact Ms. Natalie Kwok at Tel: (852) 2173-8634 / Mr. Elvis Chan at Tel: (852) 2173-8617 / Fax to (852) 2785-8570 / Email: intertek.tfh.info@intertek.com

Intertek-Japan Contact Information

Intertek Testing Services (Japan) K.K.
RM.809-810 Oriental Shin-Osaka Bldg.
7-1-26, Nishi-Nakajima, Yodogawa-Ku, Osaka 532-0011, Japan.

Christine Tam (General Manager)
Consumer Goods Division
E-Mail: christine.tam@intertek.com
Tel: +81-6-6303-1686 or +81-6-6303-1653
Fax: +81-6-6303-1654