EU Toy Safety Directive Testing (EN 71)
Intertek offers comprehensive toy safety assessment, testing, recordkeeping, compliance and training solutions to help ensure your products meet the obligations and requirements of the new EU Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC.
To address increasing consumer concerns about toy safety, evolving safety issues and improve the enforcement activities, the general provisions of the new EU Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC went into effect July 20, 2011. It replaced 88/378/EEC except for its chemical requirements. The chemical requirements of the new EU Toy Safety Directive, which include restrictions on toxic elements, certain fragrances and use of CMR chemicals, will become effective July 20, 2013. Intertek developed its EN 71-3 Chemical Testing Solution to address these new chemical requirements.
Under the new EU Toy Directive, the roles and obligations of toy manufacturers, authorized representatives, importers and distributors are as follows:
|Technical documentation and carry out conformity & safety assessments||O||O||Ensure it's done||O|
|Sample test marketed toys||O||O||O||X|
|Ensure conformity of series production||O||X||X||X|
|Affix conformity marking (CE) and product indentification||O||O||Ensure it's done||
|Keep the technical documentation||O||O||X||X|
|Make available the technical documentation upon request||O||O||O||O|
|Draw up EC DoC||O||O||X||X|
|Add name and address||O||
For non-EU mfr
|Keep DoC and make it available||O||O||O||O|
|Keep records of complaints, non-conforming toys and recalls||O||O||O||X|
|Avoid jeopardizing compliance during storage or transportation||X||X||O||O|
|Document in correct language||O||O||O||O|
O = Required X = Not Required
Intertek developed iComply™, an automated solution to help facilitate technical file organization and storage, as well as preparation of EC Declaration of Conformity (DoC) preparation required by the EU Toy Directive. In addition, Intertek’s global network of laboratories and offices in 110 countries includes three laboratories in the United Kingdom, France and Germany that have been approved as Notified Bodies by the European Commission to perform EC Type examination.
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