The safety of children’s toys is a top priority for parents. Multifaceted testing and certification of toys demonstrate to customers that your products are safe, suitable for children, and tested for toxicity while providing them with important assistance when deciding which toys to purchase.
China is a large toy manufacturing and exporting country with a good sales history around the world. However, some of the “made in China” toys were recalled occasionally, making people wonder why this happened.
Because the quality of toys is directly related to children’s health, all countries and organizations set up different safety regulations for toys, with frequent updates. Such as the international ISO 8124 standard, EU 88/378/EEC directive and EN-71 standard, US ASTM F963 standard, Japan ST2002 standard, and China GB6675-2003 national compulsory standard effective since October 1, 2004.
Category of toys for testing
|■ Plush and cloth toy||■ Chemical toy|
|■ Children bicycle||■ Wooden toy|
|■ Plastic toy||■ Electric and electronic toy|
|■ Children toy||■ Ceramic toy|
|■ Clockwork toy||■ Oil pastel and watercolor pen, plasticine|
|■ Paper(board) toy||■ Toy figurine and its clothing, intellectual toy, intellectual musical instrument|
The 8 Best Toys Testing Labs for a Test Report
Founded in 1828, BV Group is an industry enabler of testing, inspection, and certification (TIC) services focused on quality, health, safety, environmental management, and social responsibility assessment.
Bureau Veritas provides professional services and innovative solutions to over 400,000 customers to ensure that their products, facilities, and production processes comply with standards and specifications in the areas of quality, health, safety, environmental protection, and social responsibility.
BV toy testing: ASTMF963, CPSIA, California 65, EU EN71 regulations, Canadian SOR
Founded in 1989, Intertek China is an early foreign-owned third-party testing and certification organization to enter China. With more than 100 laboratories and offices in over 40 cities in China, Intertek services cover almost all industries and can provide a range of services including testing, inspection, certification, auditing, risk assessment, and management, as well as consulting and training for products, goods, and systems.
Intertek’s global accreditations in toy and children’s products testing include the U.S. CPSIA, EU Toy Safety Directive, ASTM International, Health Canada’s CPSA, GB Standards, and International Standards Organization (ISO), as well as several state regulations including California’s Prop 65, Washington State’s Children’s Safe Products Act and Maine’s Safer Chemicals in Children’s Products Act.
As a Total Quality Assurance provider, they strive to facilitate the creation of the safest environment possible for children by enhancing the design, safety, and quality of toys and children’s products, through
- Chemical Testing
- Design Review, and Evaluation
- Endurance and Performance Testing
- Flammability Testing
- Mechanical and Physical Testing
- Safety Testing and more ”
STC (Hong Kong Standards and Testing Centre) is the first, non-profit testing and inspection organization in Hong Kong, China. Since its establishment in 1963, it has been closely following the development of industry and trade. The lab is committed to providing professional, reliable, and comprehensive testing services to the industry, and issuing unbiased testing reports to ensure that products meet the relevant technical and safety standards.
STC has gained worldwide recognition from accreditation bodies and organizations for ensuring product safety and quality compliance, issuing reliable and accurate reports, and providing exceptional customer support services. As your trusted global partner, STC is the one-stop solution for all your Testing, Inspection, and Certification needs.
STC offers comprehensive testing services to ensure safety and regulatory compliance for toys and children’s products entering the European market. Their European Toy Safety Testing services include
- The EU Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC
- EN71 Testing
Pony Testing international group has qualifications of CMA, CMAF, CNAS, and CCC laboratory The scope of business includes food safety testing, biomedical analysis, genetic testing, environmental and water quality monitoring, automotive vehicle/auto parts/body accessories testing, electronic information products testing, cosmetics/toys/textiles and other consumer goods testing, and battery, Condition identification, safety reliability testing, construction materials, and energy conservation and environmental protection, and other fields. PONY has been accredited by the State Administration for Market Regulation.
TUV has many years of experience in testing, auditing, certifying, and consulting for the toy industry, and has a global network of accredited laboratories providing testing services in compliance with various regulatory standards and directives. Its Toy Mark allows consumers to quickly identify that a product has been evaluated by a recognized safety authority, Indonesia’s mandatory toy standards (SNI).
Eurofins is probably the fastest growing laboratory network and undoubtedly the best performing financially over the last few years. It is expanding rapidly and gaining market share through healthy organic growth as well as mergers and acquisitions, thanks to the Group’s increasing expansion of its services and geographical coverage.
DPI Laboratory, including DPI Laboratory Services Limited and DPI Laboratory (Dongguan) Limited is an independent internationally recognized third party laboratory, adhering to the principles of “integrity, scientific and efficient” service, in strict accordance with ISO / IEC 17025 requirements for testing and calibration laboratory.
They focus on quality and product compliance and testing services dedicated to global safety regulations. Professional testing and analysis technology and the instruments with the latest technical advance provide you with precious and accurate results, especially for a toy, and other chemical preparation and articles to assure the quality of your products meet all regulations, instructions, and specifications.
DPI Laboratory’s Accreditations
- Most of their chemical, food, toys, cosmetics, and environmental tests are accredited by the China National Accreditation Board (CNAS) and the American ANSI-ASQ-National Accreditation Board ACLASS (ACLASS) and International Safe Transit Association (ISTA). Their toys and porcelain, and glassware tests are recognized by well-known global enterprises as their certified laboratories.
Founded in 1878 in France and registered in 1919 in Geneva, Switzerland, SGS is an internationally recognized inspection, accreditation, testing, and certification organization with more than 2,600 branches and laboratories, covering supply chain quality solutions for all industries in China. It is the first third-party joint venture inspection organization in China to be accredited by CNAS ISO 17020.
The above is our list of the top ten brands of third-party testing organizations in 2022. If you have questions about these tests, contact us at any time as we specialize in the production of children’s toys for 20 years, having good cooperation with many laboratories.