Enabling you to identify and mitigate the intrinsic risk in your operations, supply chains and business processes.
Evaluating how your products and services meet and exceed quality, safety, sustainability and performance standards.
Validating the specifications, value and safety of your raw materials, products and assets.
Intertek provides regulatory testing and implementation programs to help you understand and comply with revised chemical restrictions found in the new EU Toy Directive (2009/48/EC).
The new EU Toy Safety Directive restricts 19 toxic elements, 11 more than previously required, as well as enforces migration limits for these elements. Intertek's EN 71-3 Chemical Testing solution was developed to help ensure your products comply with these limits.
Intertek's UK, France and Hong Kong labs are accredited to test to EN 71-3, while the accreditation approval process is underway at labs in China, Germany, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and Vietnam. Reduced limits for different types of toy materials have been established as follows:
There are also several other new chemical requirements and restrictions under the new EU Toy Safety Directive that include CMR chemicals (carcinogenic, mutagenic and/or toxic to reproduction), allergenic fragrances, nitrosamines and nitrosatable levels. All of these new requirements and restrictions went into effect July 20, 2013.
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