Educational Toys Safety Standards In Different Countries

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Why must toys meet toys safety standards?

For kid toys, design flaws, unsuitable materials, and substandard production will cause injuries and fatalities. Every year, many children are injured and died in incidents associated with toys.

Common accidents include:

  • Ingestion of magnetic toys
  • Choking or aspiration of small parts of the toy
  • Cuts by sharp parts of the toy
  • Motor toy vehicles incidents involving hair
  • Chemical substance
  • Strangulation from toys with a string
  • Migration from dangerous chemicals

Every toy can strictly comply with toys safety standards, which is our expectation for this industry. It is vital to perform tests and risk assessments for every product before selling them in the designated market. This is important for every manufacturer.

Safety tests scope:

  • Mechanical/physical testing
  • Chemical testing
  • Flammability testing
  • Electrical safety testing
  • Labeling

What are the different standards for different countries? Here are the tables for your reference:

  1. This is the test standard for the physical part:

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  1. This is the test standard for the chemistry part:

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  1. This is the test standard for the electronic part:

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About CPSIA Testing

Full name of CPSIA: The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act.
It is the American Version of EN71.

What does CPSIA stand for?

The CPSIA defines the term “children’s product” and generally requires that children’s products:

  • Comply with all applicable children’s product safety rules;
  • Be tested for compliance by an accredited laboratory;
  • Have a written Children’s Product Certificate that provides evidence of the product’s compliance;
  • There is permanent tracking information affixed to the product and its packaging where practicable.

Testing request

Lead in all toys or items for kids:
600 ppm by February 10, 2009.
300 ppm by August 14, 2009.
100 ppm by August 14, 2011.
Lead in painting or coating: 90ppm
Phthalates 6p (DEHP, DBP, BBP, DINP, DIDP, DNOP): less than 0.1% (1000ppm)

Questions

  1. Can we exempt CPSIA testing when we passed FDA or Prop 65?
    A: No
  2. Is CPSIA compulsory for the US market?
    A: Yes
  3. What kind of parts would not be tested?
    A: Inaccessible parts

What are the advantages of mastering the above knowledge of toys safety standards?

  1. Avoid purchasing substandard toy products that cause trouble for your business.
  2. Ensure the safety of children.
  3. You can share it with your customers and show your expertise.

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