May 21, 2014
UL ICQ HK has recently received accreditation from HOKLAS for toy related standards for updated EN71-3 chemical requirements and electric toys testing of the EU Toy Safety Directive (2009/48/EC).
The newly added accreditations are:
- Electrical testing: EN 62115:2005 + A11:2012
- Chemical testing: EN71-3:2013
The EU Toy Safety Directive's updated chemical requirements include restrictions on toxic elements, certain fragrances and use of carcinogenic, mutagenic and reprotoxic (CMR) chemicals. In particular, the chemical testing requirements increases from eight elements to 19 and, depending on the toy material category, different limits are applied.
To learn how UL's quality assurance programs for children's products and chemical management services can help ensure regulatory compliance for EU Toy Safety Directive (2009/48/EC), click Contact UL at the top of this page and a representative will follow up with you soon.