EU Toy Directive Obligations and Intertek Solutions

Under the new EU Toy Directive, the roles and obligations of toy manufacturers, authorized representatives, importers and distributors are as follows:

Chemical / Material Supplier

ObligationsIntertek Solutions
Understand Toy Safety Directive (TSD) requirements TSD knowledge management (Training)
Supply material in compliance with TSD - Chemical testing  
- Formulation review (CMR & fragrances)
Provide Safety Data Sheets (SDS) to manufacturer SDS Authoring

Toys Manufacturer, Brand

ObligationsIntertek Solutions
Understand TSD requirements TSD knowledge management (Training)
Design and manufacture safe products according to relevant directives - Design evaluation and safety assessment
- Develop specification
Conduct conformity assessment Raw material & product testing (pre-production / production / EC type approval)
Ensure conformity of series production (also under conformity assessment ) - In process control / inspection
- Process / material / design change management
- Failure analysis
Prepare Technical File (TF) in correct language, draw up & keep Declaration of Conformity (DoC)TF (collect & compile)
Keep & make DoC & TF available TF management / iComply™

Importer, Retailer

ObligationsIntertek Solutions
Understand TSD requirements TSD knowledge management (Training)
Ensure DoC & TF available TF management / iComply™
Place compliant toys on the market Due Diligence Program may involve: (a) testing (b) factory quality validation audit of suppliers