Toy manufacturers and retailers increasingly import toy products and parts from all over the world. To ensure they 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 safety directive for toys requires manufacturers to certify their products with a CE mark, which demonstrates the toy complies with these standards. A CE toys mark is mandatory for selling in the EU, and producers must carry out tests and produce documentation to demonstrate they are compliant.
A CE toys mark offers multiple benefits for manufacturers and retailers of toys, while the consequences of non-compliance can be damaging:
TÜV SÜD is an EU Notified Body authorised to evaluate consumer products for compliance with the requirements 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 recognised 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, you ensure you achieve compliance fast and can bring your toys to the EU market in no time.
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: