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EUT provides testing and certification solutions for many

different electrical and electronic products. Electrical and

electronic toys are core to our business, among the many products

we test and industries we serve. Interek provide full testing

solution for your electrical toys, including safety testing and

certification. At Intertek, we mainly provide EMC and FCC

testing services. Below are some questions and answers to let

you know more about our services.

FCC Testing

R&TTE Testing

EMC Testing

LED Laser Power Measurement for EN50088/A3:2002

What is EN50088?

People buy toys for their children in the purpose of

giving them the physical and mental development training.

Manufacturers design and produce various types of toys

to fit different ages and stages of development of the children

When a toy is not used for its designed purpose, accidents

can happen, as children are not able to anticipate safety

hazards associated in the wrong way of playing.The aim of

the standard, EN50088 – Safety of Electric Toys – is to reduce

risks when children are playing with electric toys, especially those

risks, which are not apparent to users. It is also one of the compulsory

requirements for obtaining the CE mark so as to sell into European

market.The main point of EN50088The European Committee for

Standardization (CEN) has confirmed the publication date of the new

amendment for electrical toy safety standard EN50088:1996/A3:2002

as 2003 March 1.The major point of this amendment is the

additional requirement for Toys incorporating Lasers and LEDs

(Light Emitting Diodes). The emission level of LEDs and Laser diodes

in toys shall be classified Class 1 in accordance with EN60825-1.

This amendment aims at preventing the potential hazard of radiation

emitted from the Lasers or LEDs to children.

Listed below are the common examples likely to impair the compliance

of the standard EN50088.

1  Missing the required marking; e.g. rated voltage & polarity,

2  Easily rub-off the label containing important marking,

3  Chemical leakage due to battery being inserted in reversed

direction and

4  Fire hazard due to overheating as a result of locking motor

       or short-circuit of battery.

Designers should consider not only normal operating conditions

of the equipment but also likely fault conditions, consequential

faults, foreseeable misuse and external influences such as temperature,

altitude, over-voltages on the mains, etc.

 

Testing Scope of Toys Testing

EEC Standard EN71

Part 1: Physical and Mechanical Properties

Part 2:Flammability Test

Part 3: Migration of Certain Elements

94/62/EEC: Packaging Material Test

EN50088

EMC

U.S. Standards And Regulations

ASTM F963-03

CPSC Regulations For Toys

CONEG: Packaging Materials Test

Pennsylvania Regulation for Stuffing Materials

FCC

Japan Toy Safety Standards

Part 1: Physical and Mechanical Properties

Part 2: Flammability Test

Part 3: Chemical Properties

Canadian Consolidated Statutes And Regulations

Hazardous Products (Toys) Regulations C.R.C. Chapter 931

Hazardous Products Act R.S.1985,c.H-3

Australian/New Zealand Standards AS/NZS ISO8124

Part 1: Physical and Mechanical Properties

Part 2:Flammability Test

Part 3: Migration of Certain Elements

British Standards And U.K. Regulations

BSEN71-Toy Safety

U.K. Rag Flock And Other Filling Materials Regulations 1981

Swedish Regulation

Cadmium Content   

EU Ministers Vote to Permanently Ban Phthalates

in Toys and Childcare Articles*

The EU ministers agreed on 2004 September 24 to permanently ban

phthalates used to soften PVC plastic from being used in certain toys,

alleging that they could be harmful to young children who put toys in

their mouths. The proposal to outlaw the phthalates will now pass

to the European Parliament and may become law in a matter of months.

Three phthalates (DEHP, DBP and BBP) would be banned in all toys

and childcare articles while other phthalates (DINP, DIDP and DNOP)

would be banned from use in toys intended for children under three

years of age and which can be placed in the mouth.

Why EUT Testing?

Our professional engineers concern your needs and prepare

to offer product consultancy, inspection and laboratory testing

services to your products, We keep track of changing trade

regulations and safety standards that your products should be

adhered to. We believe that our state-of-art laboratory facilities

will speed up your success in penetrating the global market.

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