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Toy Safety Directive - 2009/48/EC

Demonstrate your commitment to toy safety and consumer trust in your brand

About Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC

To ensure toys are safe for children to play with, the European Union introduced the EU Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC, which aims to establish minimum safety standards relating to toy features, flammability, substances, documentation, and more. The EU Toy Safety Directive requires manufacturers to certify their products with a CE mark, which demonstrates the toy complies with these standards. A CE mark is mandatory for selling toys in the EU, and manufacturers must carry out tests and produce documentation to demonstrate that they are compliant.

A CE mark offers toy manufacturers and retailers multiple benefits, including:

  • Accessing the 500 million consumers in the European Union and European Economic Area
  • Avoiding fines and product recalls
  • Demonstrating your commitment to safety and enhancing consumer trust in your brand

Furthermore, CE toy testing reveals any problems before you go to the market, saving you money.

TÜV SÜD Is a trusted leader in certifying toys

TÜV SÜD is an EU Notified Body authorized to evaluate consumer products for compliance with the requirements of the EU’s Toy Safety Act. We offer a complete range of testing, certification, auditing, and advisory services on regulations and standards applicable to toys and other children’s products.

Our global network of accredited laboratories can test your products to the requirements of the EU Toy Safety Act, and the TÜV SÜD certification mark is globally recognized and trusted as a symbol of product safety. TÜV SÜD’s regulatory specialists constantly monitor changes to Toy Safety Act legislation and can ensure your product complies with all relevant regulations. With TÜV SÜD as a partner, you ensure you achieve compliance fast and can bring your toys to the EU market quickly.

Our services

TÜV SÜD is a leading provider of comprehensive testing and certification services for all types of consumer products. We carry out a wide range of relevant product tests to bring your toys to market fast:

  • Testing – TÜV SÜD is equipped to conduct testing and evaluations that are consistent with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive
  • Documentation – we can review the content of your product documentation and advise you of any changes necessary to ensure compliance with the Directive’s safety requirements
  • Regulations – TÜV SÜD technical experts keep up-to-date on worldwide regulations and standards applicable to toy safety
  • Other requirements – we can offer support in complying with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive in conjunction with other safety regulations and standards applicable to toys

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