Toy CE certification is the practice of ensuring the safety of children's toys through established safety standards. In many countries, commercial toys must pass safety tests before they can be sold. In the EU, toys must comply with CE certification directive standards, while other toys may not have to comply with prescribed safety standards.
1. CE certification process :
1. The application is made by the enterprise;
2. Both parties sign a certification contract;
3. The enterprise provides testing samples and technical documents;
4. Carry out sample testing and technical document review;
5. Issuing a certificate of compliance:
6. The enterprise issues a declaration of conformity;
7. The enterprise attaches the CE mark on the product
2. Toy certification instructions and product classification
Toy CE certification is based on the EU Toys TOYS Directive (/EC)
Toys are divided into electric toys, chemical toys, acoustic toys, ordinary toys.Different types of toys have different CE certifications
1. Electric toys
Electric and Electric Toys covers a full range of electric toys from small button batteries, operating lights and sounds to large mounts, powered by sealed lead acid batteries.
Toys must not be powered with electricity exceeding certain volts.
For toys that are battery operated, problems can arise when using the wrong battery, mixing old and new batteries, or inserting batteries incorrectly.
When customers want to use rechargeable batteries. Some advice may be required, depending on how many batteries are required to power the product.
WEEE registration and compliance
2. Chemical toys
These must come with clear warnings and age restrictions.
3. Acoustic toys
Toys that produce noise will limit what is known as the "peak emission sound pressure level," the loud noise a toy can produce. If the noise exceeds a certain level, a warning is required.
4. Ordinary toys
Ordinary toys need toy TOYS directive and EN71 standard
3. Toy CE certification regulations and standards
The toy safety regulations are:
General Product Safety Regulations
Toys (Safety) Regulations
Pencil and Graphic Instruments (Safety) Regulations
Toy CE certification standards include:
The contents of the toy CE test mainly include:
Mechanical and Physical Hazards
Toxicity – Migration of certain elements
chemical experiment group
age warning graphic symbol
4. Toy labels
By using appropriate labels, age tags, and age warnings, you can prevent customers from buying inappropriate toys for young children, so you may prevent that child from harming himself, or you may also ensure that inappropriate toys are not in the wrong hands can become an unsafe toy.
Toys bearing the CE mark must comply with special requirements for labelling, including age labels and warnings for children of different ages, especially warnings for toys not suitable for children under 36 months. EU standards also provide alternative signs for such warnings, instead of text.
5. European Authorized Representative (Authorized Representative)
Chinese manufacturers need to appoint European Authorized Representatives in EFTA member states to keep the "Declaration of Conformity" and "Technical Documents (also known as Technical Documents)" for inspection by any EU supervisory authority.
The name and address of the authorized representative in Europe must be printed on the label and packaging of the toy together with the CE mark.
An authorized representative shall perform at least the following tasks:
( a) keep the EC declaration of conformity and the technical file with the national supervisory authority for a period of 10 years after the toy has been placed on the market;
( b) further, upon reasonable request by the competent national authority, provide that authority with all information and documents necessary to demonstrate the compliance of the toy;
( c) at the request of the competent national authority, to cooperate with any action taken to eliminate the risks posed by the toys covered by the mandate.
Toy CE certification is required for export to the EU, and they exist to prevent accidents, but there have been some high-profile product recalls following these issues. So make sure that the standards of CE certification are fully in line with toy products!