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Button batteries or coin batteries are commonly used in games and toys. If the toy’s design and construction are not strong enough to resist normal or abuse-use tests, the battery compartment can be easily opened or broken, making these small batteries acc
In 2019 a large proportion of alerts on the Safety Gate showed that dangerous chemicals were found in toys; 47% of alerts about toys signaled a chemical risk.
Such products may pose a risk of choking if they are put into the mouth and swallowed by children. When the toy expands, it can cause fatal occlusion of the respiratory tract of small children or blockage of the gut.
Small parts of the toy pose a risk of choking by blocking the airway at the back of the child’s mouth and upper throat. This kind of hazard is particularly significant for children under 36 months.
When the sound level is too high or there is prolonged exposure to elevated levels over a period of time, a child’s hearing can be damaged.
One of the main risks identified by the European Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC is flammability. If a toy catches fire, the risk is high that children may be injured and burned.
The risk of infection is posed if the toy containing aqueous media is swallowed or comes into contact with skin when microbiological contamination is present.
These toys can cause asphyxiation, leading to an interruption of oxygenation.
An ECASEx notified body, certifying equipment for use for hazardous locations
In 2019, EU member states sent a total of 2,243 notifications on dangerous products through Safety Gate, the rapid alert system for dangerous non-food products.
Companies with articles containing SVHCs must submit information to the new SCIP database by January 2021. Work with a UL expert to help you achieve REACH SVHC and SCIP compliance.
Lidl Finland recently announced that it has achieved the UL Zero Waste to Landfill Platinum level for all three of its distribution centers in Finland.
NIKA Solutions partnered with UL to achieve LEED Platinum Certification and won the USGBC National Capital Region’s Innovative Project of the Year for Interior Construction.
Applying proper labeling on clothing depends on the countries you want to access. We interviewed our Softline technical expert to answer some questions received from luxury brands worldwide on the maintenance and composition labeling requirements.
Clothing intended for children must be safe.
For brands that want to market their adult apparel globally, compliance with current regulations is often a challenge.
By earning Fitwel Certification, Lenovo demonstrates its commitment to the health and well-being of its employees.
UL’s new component category helps to avoid HazLoc requirements for A2L refrigerants.
Learn about the EN standards relevant to gas-fired cooking appliances and get your product certified for the European market with UL’s expertise.
Food companies are facing new expectations for communicating their Economic, Social and Environmental performance to clients. Let UL experts and 360 software help with your ESG and sustainability reporting requirements.
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