Navigating the complex regulatory landscape of the EU can be challenging, especially when it comes to toy safety and conformity requirements. Our team of experts is here to simplify the process for you, ensuring your toys meet all the necessary standards outlined by the EU Toy Safety Directive and other relevant legislation.
At Cert3Global, we offer a range of services tailored to your specific needs:
Partnering with Cert3Global gives you a competitive edge in the EU toy market by demonstrating your commitment to safety and compliance. Our goal is to ensure your toys meet the highest standards of quality and safety, enabling you to build trust with consumers and gain a strong foothold in the European market.
Contact Cert3Global today to explore how we can assist you in successfully exporting your toys to the EU. Let us handle the regulatory complexities, so you can focus on what you do best—creating innovative and safe toys that bring joy to children’s lives.
The EU is one of the largest and most lucrative markets for toys, but it also has strict regulations to ensure the safety and quality of the products. To export toys to the EU, you need to comply with the following steps:
This directive sets out the essential safety requirements for toys, such as physical, mechanical, chemical, electrical, flammability, and hygiene aspects. It also specifies the obligations of manufacturers, importers, and distributors in terms of conformity assessment, technical documentation, CE marking, and traceability.
The most common standards for toys are EN 71-1 (mechanical and physical properties), EN 71-2 (flammability), EN 71-3 (migration of certain elements), and EN 71-12 (nitrosamines and nitrosatable substances). You can use a third-party testing laboratory accredited by an EU member state to perform the tests and issue a test report.
The declaration of conformity is a document that states that your toys comply with the EU Toy Safety Directive and the applicable standards. It must include information such as your name and address, a description of the toy, the references of the standards used, and your signature. The CE mark is a symbol that indicates that your toys meet the EU requirements. It must be affixed visibly, legibly, and indelibly to the toy or its packaging.
The technical file is a collection of documents that demonstrate how your toys comply with the EU Toy Safety Directive and the applicable standards. It must include information such as a detailed description of the toy, a copy of the declaration of conformity, a copy of the test report, and an explanation of the conformity assessment procedure used. The technical file must be kept for 10 years after placing the toy on the market and be made available to the authorities upon request. Traceability means that you must be able to identify any economic operator who has supplied you with or to whom you have supplied toys. You must also keep records of this information for 10 years.