Ensure your products are suitable and safe for children with our toy tests
Children's safety with their toys has top priority for parents. The testing and certifying of toys for a wide range of aspects shows your customers that your products are safe, suitable for children and tested for their toxicity, and provide you with an important aid when deciding on which toys to buy.
Our experts test and certify toys in accordance with the respective national and international standards for toy safety. We are well-versed in testing toys for various countries and groups of countries, such as Europe, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Japan, South America, Saudi Arabia, Korea, Russia and China. Our toy testing experts also carry out international certifications in accordance with ISO standards.
We provide your product with access to global markets and ensure their conformity with safety regulations and with the various toy testing requirements that vary from market to market. That way you can be sure that your children's toys are safe throughout the world and free of toxins.
You would like to have your product tested and certified? Get in touch with us now and find out about the toy testing options we offer!
Gain the trust of your customers with our toy tests
Upon successful completion of the toy testing, the toys will comply with the relevant national and international markets norms, avoiding expensive recalls for you. Your liability risk will also be reduced thanks to the documented safety standards.
The certification of the tested toy raises your customers' confidence in your product's safety and harmlessness, and you protect children from toxic and dangerous toys. This means that in a direct comparison with uncertified products, you have a significant competitive edge in the purchasing situation.
Let us test and certify your toys against relevant standards
Our experts generate a detailed safety assessment by means of partial or complete tests of the toy, providing you with access to global markets. During the course of various testing procedures, the product is assessed for e.g. its chemical, physical and electrical properties. The toys are also risk-assessed for their flammability, hygienic properties and electro-magnetic compatibility.
- Mechanical/physical testing in accordance with EN 71 parts 1, 2, 8 and 14 and ASTM F 963
- Tensile tests and stress test
- Flammability tests
- Noise level measurements
- Electrical safety in accordance with EN 62115 and ASTM F 963
- Chemical tests in accordance with EN 71 parts 3, 4, 5, 7, 9-11, 12, REACH-VO, LFGB
- Heavy metal content regulations
- Plasticiser regulations
- Organic chemical compounds and harmful substances
- Hygienic testing and microbiology
- Risk assessment and safety evaluation
- Testing of the electro-magnetic compatibility in accordance with directive 2014/30/EU
- Testing of radio transmissions in accordance with RED directive 2014/53/EU
- Type examination
Take advantage of our experience as a neutral tester
Thanks to our test marks, as a toy manufacturer or importer you can record the safety and quality of your products and benefit from the experience of an independent third party for your advertising purposes. This certification provides you with access to global markets and gives you an edge over your rivals.
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Would you like to know more about toy testing and certification? We have compiled the answers to the most frequently asked questions on this topic for you. Is your query missing? Let us know! We are happy to help you.
Why should I have my toy products tested and certified?
The testing and certifying of your toys in accordance with national and international standards provides you with access to global markets and ensures that your product corresponds with the toy testing requirements of the respective country. Our test mark is a strong signal about the quality of your products.
Which toys are tested by TÜV Rheinland?
We test all toys intended for children up to 14 years of age. Our toy experts test and certify both cuddly toys, dolls and role-playing toys as well as plastic toys and building blocks, wooden, music, magnetic, water, activity and creative toys. Also building block boxes, toys for pushing and colouring in, finger paints, play dough, slides, swings, climbing frames and trampolines are part of our testing portfolio.
Which directives and standards do you adhere to in your toy testing and certification?
Global toy testing and certification standards are set by the respective testing country. While toy directive 2009/48/EC (PDF, 131 KB) and harmonised norms EN 71 and EN 62115 apply in the EU, the ISO standards for international testing and standards such as ASTM, CPSIA, 16 CFR and FDA are valid in the USA. We certify and test your toy in accordance with the requirements of the respective testing country and in doing so provide you with access to global markets.
How do I benefit from the toy testing?
The toy certification ensures that your product is safe, suitable for children and non-toxic, which raises your customers' confidence in the safety and quality of your toys. This greater competitive edge further strengthens your global market position.
How do customers know that a toy has been TÜV Rheinland certified?
Toys tested and passed by TÜV Rheinland are clearly marked with our test mark. Your certified product is also added to our Certipedia , a database of certified products.
How do I find out what risks and dangers my toys represent, and to what extent?
We also assist you in generating a risk assessment (PDF, 690 KB) for your product. Our experts determine the potential dangers in a risk assessment and test the product to see if the risk from the toy is acceptable according to prevailing conditions before it comes to market. This way you can be sure that you have developed a safe product, that you avoid recalls and save money on potential design revisions.
How can I minimise the risks even during the development phase?
Our experts are also available to help you during the development phase for interim testing. Work with us from the outset and save on additional expense and avoid unwanted delays.