Toys & Children’s Products
Toy safety has become an issue frequently drawn to the public’s attention. Toys are a child’s best friend, meaning they spend a lot of time in close contact. Due to this, some of the most stringently regulated products are now toys and children’s products.
As long-time members of the Toy Association of America, HQTS-QAI has long been committed to ensuring the safety, reliability and compliance of children’s products. This has become a hot button issue for manufacturers, buyers, and retailers as they face an increasingly rigid and complex regulatory environment.
We are 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.
Major testing standards
- ASTM F963
- Canada CCPSA Toy Regulation ( SOR/2016-188/193/195)
- AS/NZS ISO 8124
Major testing items
- Mechanical and physical test
- Flammability safety test
- Chemical analysis: heavy metal, phthalates, formaldehyde, AZO-Dye, etc.
- Toy safety test
- Age warning labeling
- Training and consultation on toy safety issues
- Abuse test
- Warning label
- Tracking label
On January 15, 2019, the standard ASTM F404-18a on safety specification for high chair was published. In this revision, certain high chairs and high chair accessories are temporarily excluded from the stability requirements under section 6.5. However, this measure will be reevaluated once the test methods are developed. The exemption includes high chairs and high chair …Continue reading