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.
In June 2017, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published an amended version of European standard EN 71-3:2013+A3:2018, Safety of toys – Part 3: Migration of certain elements. The amendments are primarily related to lead limit and are highlighted as below: Category I toy materials, migration lead limit changed from 13.5 mg/kg to 2.0 mg/kg …Continue reading