Whether you’re a supplier or a buyer, it’s understandable that the most important thing you want to know while choosing which toys are best is to make sure they’re made of safe materials. But did you know that the type of certification can vary in your country? This blog post will look at some of the different certification requirements for plastic baby toys in other countries.
1. international toy standards ISO 8124, IEC 62115.
2. Chinese toy standards GB 6675, GB 19865
3. American Toy Standard ASTM F963, electric strollers will require; B/O, CPSIA
4. EU toy safety standards toy safety standards (EN71), safety standards for electric toys (EN62115), electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), REACH regulations, CE declaration
5. Australian toy safety requirements AS/NZS ISO 8124; AS/NZS 62115; CPN.
6. Korean toy standard KC.
7. Brazil toy regulations ABNT NBR NM300.
8. Gulf States (Middle East) toy technical regulations and certification GCC.
International toy standards ISO 8124, IEC 62115.
IOS 8124 is drafted by the International Organization for Standardization Technical Committee and officially promulgated as an international standard through a tender with more than 75% of the votes cast.
ISO 8124 consists of 3 parts under the general name of toy safety.
Part I: Mechanical and physical properties of safety standards.
This part applies to all toys, from the structural characteristics to specify sharpness, size, shape, clearance, and other aspects of the judgment. Requirements for unique toys and toy types need to consider their potential for injury and how to minimize the degree of the same.
Part II: Flammable properties
This part explains how to prohibit the use of flammable materials. There are specific requirements in contact with a small source of the fire, and the toy must have the least inflammable properties.
Part III: Requirements for specific elements
This area is mainly to protect the safety of children and check if some trace elements are exceeding the
the standard will be very harmful to consumers
IEC 62115 refers to the safety directive for electric toys.
Specific limit value requirements are as follows.
1. Warning labels for all types of batteries and transformers used in toys.
2. Updated electrical strength tests and specific moisture tests.
3. Mechanical strength test reduced the requirements of the impact force from 0.7J to 0.5J impact times from 6 times to 3 times.
4. Increase the USB port and battery test.
Chinese Toy Standards GB 6675, GB 19865
GB6675 was introduced to ensure the safety and quality of children’s toys in China.
It outlines the basic safety requirements, such as electrical safety, hygiene, and radiation conditions.
Added specific requirements for 6 types of plasticizers.
A new specification on the prevention of hearing damage was added.
Provisions on the migration of specific elements expanded the scope of hazardous substances that can be migrated.
GB19865 safety standards and regulatory requirements for electric toys
The test items are as follows
1. Abatement test
2. Marking and instructions
3. Input power, temperature rise test
4. Electrical strength, moisture resistance test
5. Mechanical strength, structure test
6. Flexible wire and wire testing
7. Components, toxicity, radiation testing, etc.
American Toy Standard ASTM F963
ASTM is a mandatory requirement for toy testing in the United States, as long as the toy class products exported to the United States need to do ASTM testing.
The main tests are three parts.
1. Physical and mechanical properties: These are mainly related to the impact, drop, and parts removed from the tension test
2. Flammability: The flammability of toys need to be tested in accordance with the requirements of 16CFR 1500.44 and the main axis of the toy fire burning speed should be less than 2.5mm / S
3. Chemical performance: mainly involves the migration of eight heavy metals and total lead content testing
EU toy safety standards toy safety standards (EN71)
EN71-1 mainly involves the safety and quality certification of toys and is also a more frequently updated safety standard. Recently, the requirements of the migration limits of specific elements and the EU toy safety standards are becoming increasingly stringent.
EN62115:It includes all-electric toys that also apply to electrical structure devices, electrical function toys, experimental electrical devices, and video toys.
Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC): It refers to the ability of a device to operate in its electromagnetic environment in compliance with the requirements and not produce intolerable electromagnetic disturbance to any device in its environment
CE declaration: CE certification, that is, limited to the essential safety requirements of the product, does not endanger the safety of humans, animals, and goods; rather than the general quality requirements, the harmonization directive provides only the main conditions.
Therefore, the precise meaning is CE marking is a safety conformity mark rather than a quality conformity mark. The “main requirements” constitute the core of the European Directive.
Australian Toy Safety Requirements AS/NZS ISO 8124
Australia & New Zealand’s requirements for toys are mainly reflected in the AS/NZS ISO 8124 series of standards. Electric toys should also meet the relevant safety requirements of AS/NZS 62115.
It is mainly for mechanical and physical properties, explosive properties, migration of specific elements, chemical and related activities with test devices, age determination guidelines, paint requirements and test methods, organic compound requirements, organic compound sample preparation, the safety of electric toys and some other aspects of the certification.
Korean Toy Standard KC
KC Mark Certification Products List (KC Mark Certification Product List) is based on the Korean Electrical Appliance Safety Act, which stipulates two types of electrical appliance safety certification: mandatory certification and self-regulatory (voluntary) certification.
Mandatory certification means that all electronic products belonging to the required products must obtain KC Mark certification before being sold in the Korean market. Factory inspection and product sampling tests are needed every year.
Self-regulatory (voluntary) certification means all electronic products belonging to voluntary products only need to be tested to obtain the certificate and do not need to undergo factory inspection. The certificate is valid for five years.
Brazil toy regulation ABNT NBR NM300
The Brazilian National Institute of Metrology, Quality, and Technology (Instituto Nacional de Metrologia, Qualidade e Tecnologia) legislates for toys and school supplies, called the technical specifications and conformity assessment requirements for toys.
The tests check general, mechanical, and physical properties, flammability, migration of specific elements, experimental devices for chemical and related activities, electric toys, etc.
Gulf States (Middle East) toy technical regulations and certification GCC
All member countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) implement the Gulf Technical Regulations for Toys (GTTR)
GTTR regulations require that all toy products exported to GCC member countries carry the GCC conformity quality mark.
This mark certifies that the toy meets at least the essential local health, safety, and environment requirements.
Certification of ZHXTOYS
We have all of the above certification requirements, and our company adheres to the principle of safety over quality as the primary guarantee. We hold many years of experience in international business. We always keep up with the changes in certification standards and updates, hoping to bring the best quality and safest products to their customers so that you can make more money in our product business.