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Manish Kumar, Geo Chem, on Toy Safety and Tests

Toy safety is regulated by various national and international legal requirements. It is becoming increasingly stringent and complex. To reduce the risk of product recalls, product liability, litigation; Geo Chem offer a comprehensive testing and Inspection service. You can assure not only your customers, but also your partners in the toy industry, suppliers and retailers that you care about the safety of your product.

The toy directive relates to all products intended for children up to 14 years of age, from teddy bears to remote control toys. These directives are there to ensure that the safety and health of children is not at risk from the predictable use of the toy by the child according to usual child –like behaviour. It applies to both manufacturers and importers alike. The testing of toys is also carried out in line with the current harmonized testing rules and the standards derived from the directive.

Mechanical, Physical and Chemical Safety

  • Mechanical and physical safety tests

  • Flammability

  • Heavy metals

  • Formaldehyde

  • Plasticizers / Phthalates

  • Flame Retardant Substances

  • Organic tin Compounds

  • Carcinogenic and Allergenic Dyestuffs

  • Fastness to saliva and perspiration

National and International Toys Safety Standards

  • Indian Standards – IS 9873

  • Electrical Toys IS 15644

  • European Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC

  • European Standard for Safety of Toys EN 71

  • REACH Regulation

  • Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act 2008 (USA)

  • ASTM F963 Toy Safety (USA)

  • Hazardous Products (Toys) Regulations (Canada)

  • GB 6675 National Safety Technical Code for Toys (China)

  • AS/NZS ISO 8124 (Australia / New Zealand)


1. Choose individual tests to comply with legal

2. Assure potential customers for the safety and quality of the products

3. Reduce the testing costs by using pre certified materials and components

4. Reduce the risk of returns and recalls

5. Save costs and time by testing before you bring your product to the market

6. Distinguish your toy from other products on the market

Contact Details:

Manish Kumar

Global Executive Vice President‐CPS Mobile : +91‐9560902528 (IND)

+971569876662 (DUB)


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