Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC
All toys that are placed on the market and/or put into use within the European Union must comply with European product regulations. These requirements are defined by the European Toy Safety Directive. Compliance with the Toy Safety Directive must be upheld by manufacturers, importers and distributors of toy products. Toys refer to products designed or intended, whether or not exclusively, for use in play by children under the age of 14. The Toy Safety Directive does not apply to, e.g.: playground equipment intended for public use, sports equipment for children with a body mass of more than 20 kg, puzzles with more than 500 pieces, and decorative objects for festivities and celebrations.
Toys placed on the market and/or put into use within the EU must comply with the essential safety requirements of the Toy Directive. The requirements refer to the physical, mechanical, chemical and electrical properties of toys. In addition, the Toy Directive imposes requirements regarding flammability, hygiene and (where applicable) radioactivity of toys. Only after all applicable product requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and any other relevant CE product requirements have been met, can the CE marking be affixed to the toy and can the toy be freely placed on the market and/or put into use within the European Union.
Our product safety experts at Certification Company have the necessary skills and expertise at their disposal, in order to fully perform the entire CE certification procedure of your toy products on your behalf. Our specialists are TÜV certified, accredited safety experts and are capable of performing a complete conformity assessment procedure in accordance with the Toy Safety Directive and any other applicable CE product regulations. You can rest assured that your toys will be assessed professionally and impartially in order to place these legally approved on the market and/or put these legally approved into use within the European Union.
Determine whether the product falls within the Toy Safety Directive and/or other CE Guidelines.
An analysis to determine the risks and essential requirements applicable to the toys concerned.
Carry out product tests in accordance with European harmonisation standards including EN 71-1, EN 71-2 & EN 71-3 as well as monitoring safety warnings and safety symbols.
Compile or verify the Technical Documentation containing descriptions, instruction manuals and the performed risk assessments.
Verify certificates and draw up the EU Declaration of Conformity affirming compliance of the toy with the CE product requirements.
Provide instructions for correctly affixing the CE marking.
The Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC defines the essential safety requirements for toys to comply with before they can be placed on the EEA market. Read all important moments in simple words.
Many products can be used in play by children, but that does not mean that all objects fall under the definition of a toy. The Toys Directive describes what a toy is on the basis of a number of criteria.
The Toy Directive 2009/48/EC does not cover all products that we can name "a toy". Annex I contains an exhaustive list of products that are not regarded as toys.