For sellers who want to sell children’s products or toy products on the Amazon platform, whether it is the US site, Japan site, or European site, they need to provide testing and certification for related products before they can be sold on the platform. If the seller has not obtained any certification for his product, he will encounter many restrictions on selling on the platform, and sometimes the product may not be available on the shelves.
Similarly, Amazon European Station also has many testing and certification for toy products.
EN71 Toy Safety Directive:
EN71 is an EU regulation on the safety of children's toy products. All children's toy products sold in the EU must meet the requirements of this regulation.
EN71 covers 13 test parts such as product physical and mechanical testing, chemical testing, and flammability testing.
If the seller cannot provide a valid and verifiable test report for his product, it may be forced to recall.
Likewise, CE marking of toy products is also a mandatory requirement.
Moreover, the CE mark must be affixed to the product, the outer packaging or the product manual, and there must be no ambiguity.
Do plush toys need CE certification for export to the EU?
Products exported to the European Union need to apply for CE certification, plush toys are no exception. Plush toys are deeply loved by children. With the wide variety of categories, more and more groups are targeted. Little girls, big girls, little boys, and big boys all have plush toys of different styles, which can be played with , can also be treasured. Then, when we buy toys, in addition to referring to the price, we must also look at the logo to see whether the plush toy meets the relevant testing standards. We will find that some plush toys have environmental protection marks on the logo, and some also have CE certification mark.
Children will like plush toys very much. Some furs will not pass the test, which will cause the product to irritate the skin, so parents should pay attention to choosing plush toys that meet the standards.
Manufacturers should also produce toys in accordance with relevant standards when manufacturing toys. There are many benefits to applying for CE certification. Not only can they be used for customs clearance, but they don’t have to worry about being found when they are sold in the EU, and customers will trust them more. Products with CE certification marks are also a promotion for the sales of enterprise products.
Product Declaration of Conformity:
The product conformity statement mainly consists of product identification, which EN71 directive standards the product complies with, product features, contact information of the person in charge of the product in Europe, and the contact information and address of the manufacturer.
This statement is a mandatory requirement of European customs and market management agencies, and the DOC statement also requires the support of the test report.
Plush toy testing items:
EN 71-1 physical properties
EN 71-2 flame retardancy (refer to ISO 6941 textile combustion performance)
EN 71-3 prohibited substances (19 types): aluminum, antimony, arsenic, barium, boron, cadmium, chromium (III), chromium (VI), cobalt, copper, lead, manganese, mercury, nickel, selenium, strontium, tin , organotin, zinc
Plush toys only need to be tested by EN71 and relevant tests are carried out to ensure that the product is safe. After the EN71 test for plush toys, the CE certification of plush toys will be issued, so that plush toys can pass smoothly in EU countries . V:J138-2600-2796