Are your children’s toy in compliance with product safety standards?

Toys are many and varied in size, color, and model. That is why it is parent’s responsibility to choose the right toys for them.

Choosing the toys can be quite overwhelming especially for new parent. However, there are things to consider when it comes to choosing toys such as age, gender, material and the most important is the safety of toy!

Are your children’s toy in compliance with product safety standards?
Here are a few prodcut safety standards you should consider when choosing your children’s toy:

CE Mark:

  • CE Stands for Conformite Europeenne
  • CE is a conformity mark (As opposed to a sign of quality of safety) that is used by toy manufacturers to show that their products meet all the relevant consumer safety, health or environmental requirements of the European Directive

EU Directive 2009/48/EC:

  • The Directive lays down the safety criteria that toys must meet before they can be marketed in the EU
  • General risks: The health and safety of children, as well as other people such as parents or caregivers
  • Particular risks: Physical and mechanical, flammability, chemical, electrical, hygiene and radioactivity risks


  • A set of European Product Safety standard
  • A part of the CE directive
  • Has been put in place to ensure that all toys sold in the EU meet certain minimum safety standards on the following factors:
    • – Mechanical
    • – Noise
    • – Flame retardance
    • – Chemical composition
    • – Electrical Safety
    • – Sanitation
    • – Radiation

ASTM International’s World-Renowned Toy Safety Standard (F963):

  • Covers toys for children under 14 years old
  • The standard includes requirements and test methods related to :
    • -Small parts, sharp points and sharp edges
    • -Chemical and material safety
    • -Ingestion
    • -Pinching
    • -Battery overheating
    • -Use and abuse
    • -Other potential hazards

Australia/New Zealand Standards:

  • Toy Safety Australia
  • Toy Safety New Zealand
  • AS/NZS specifies safety aspects related to the mechanical and physical properties that are generally applicable to toys for children up the age 14 years old

GB 6675 Standards:

  • China’s mandatory technical requirements for toy safety
  • These standards provide for requirements on :
    • -Mechanical and physical properties
    • -Flammability
    • -Chemical and electric properties
    • -Hygiene requirements
    • -Radioactive performance
    • -Labelling requirements, its implementation and supervision
    • -Legal responsibilities and requirements for specific products

We care for your child’s safety !

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