In 1971, the Japan Toy Association (JTA) established the Japan Safety Toy Mark (ST Mark) to ensure the safety of children's toys under the age of 14. It mainly includes three parts: physical and mechanical properties, flame retardant properties and chemical properties.
Toys entering Japan must comply with the Japanese Food Sanitation Law (JFSL) and/or the Japanese Toy Safety Standard (ST Standard).
JFSL is a mandatory requirement for toys for children under the age of 6.
ST 2016 specifies the mechanical physical properties, combustion safety performance and chemical safety performance of toys. Let the editor of Jinda Testing take you to understand the specific standards of Japanese toy testing!
Part 1: Physical and Mechanical Properties
This part specifies the safety requirements for toys used by children from birth to 14 years old. It is mainly to judge whether the toy contains sharp edges and dangerous sharp points, and then conduct abuse tests (pressure, tension, torsion, impact, drop, etc.) to judge whether there are small balls or small parts, so as to avoid choking hazards caused by children swallowing. For heavy stationary toys, its stability should be judged to avoid damage caused by collapse. Secondly, this part lists the methods of toy testing and specifies the requirements for packaging and labeling.
Part II: Combustion Performance
This part mainly involves toys worn on the head, including hair and tentacles; toys for children to enter (including toy tents); plush stuffed toys, etc., which are qualified according to their burning speed, and the maximum burning speed specified in the standard. is /s.
Part III: Detection of Hazardous Substances
This part not only specifies the limits of 8 heavy metals in surface paints, coatings and inks of toy materials; it also requires testing for migration of dyeing substances, requirements for materials containing polyethylene and polyvinyl chloride, formaldehyde content of textiles used in toys, Phthalates (6P) Test.
What information is required for Japanese toy ST certification :
1: Application Form
2: Sample 2-3 sets
Processing cycle for Japanese toy ST certification: 5-7 working days