As long-time members of the Toy Industry Association of America, the HQTS family of companies has long been committed to ensuring the safety, reliability and compliance of children’s products.
Since toys became highly regulated throughout the world, with these frequently updated, it is imperative that manufacturers, buyers, and retailers comply and stay current with the increasingly rigid and complex regulations. Our comprehensive quality control inspections and toy testing services help you ensure compliance with regulatory requirements as well as your own safety, functionality, and usability specifications.
HQTS is accredited and certified for testing toys and children’s products for compliance against the EU Toy Safety Directive (EN 71); the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), and California Proposition 65; the China GB, ISO and CCC; ASTM F963, and many others.
Our specialized scientific and engineering staff can provide you with up-to-date technical guidance, quality assurance guidelines, and import export compliance evaluation and testing against all major market regularity requirements.
ECHA Consults on Four Phthalates for Updating Authorization List Entries with Endocrine Disrupting Properties
On June 5, 2018, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) released a public consultation, preparing to amend the REACH authorization list on the uses of four phthalates. The deadline for providing comments is 6 August 2018. These four phthalates are: – bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP, EC 204-211-0, CAS 117-81-7) – dibutyl phthalate (DBP, EC 201-557-4, CAS 84-74-2) – benzyl butyl …Continue reading