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

The general provisions of the EU Toy Safety Directive define what constitutes a toy, outline technical documentation requirements, establish production control and more. Chemical requirements of the EU Toy Safety Directive, which include restrictions on toxic elements, certain fragrances and use of CMR chemicals, were effective July 20, 2013. Intertek developed its EN 71-3 Chemical Testing Solution to address these new chemical requirements.

Also outlined in the EU Toy Safety Directive are roles and obligations for toy manufacturers, importers and distributors, as follows:

TaskManufacturerAuthorized RepresentativeImporterDistributor
Technical documentation and carry out conformity & safety assessmentsRequired Required Ensure it's doneRequired
Sample test marketed toysRequired Required Required Not Required
Ensure conformity of series productionRequired Not Required Not Required Not Required
Affix conformity marking (CE) and product identificationRequired Required Ensure it's doneVerify it's
Keep the technical documentationRequired Required Not Required Not Required
Make available the technical documentation upon requestRequired Required Required Required
Draw up EC DoCRequired Required Not Required Not Required
Add name and addressRequired Required
For non-EU mfr
Required Verify it's
Keep DoC and make it availableRequired Required Required Required
Keep records of complaints, non-conforming toys and recallsRequired Required Required Not Required
Avoid jeopardizing compliance during storage or transportationNot Required Not Required Required Required
Document in correct languageRequired Required Required Required

Intertek offers a number of EU Toy Directive solutions to help you meet these obligations.

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, as well as laboratories in the United Kingdom, France and Hong Kong accredited to perform EN 71-3 chemical testing.

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