Recently, SGS laboratories in France, UK, Germany and Netherlands have been approved as Notified Bodies under the new EU Toy Directive. Notified bodies (NoBo) are organizations designated by the Member States on the basis of common evaluation criteria, and notified to the European Commission and the other Member States. With this specific status of Notified Body, SGS labs are allowed to conduct EC-type examinations and issue EC-type certifications for toys when applicable.
The new EU Toy Safety Directive requires the toy manufacturer to perform an EC-type examination in the following cases:
1. The toy is not covered by the existing harmonized EN 71 or EN 62115 standards.
2. One specific part or element of the toy is not covered by a safety requirement of the existing harmonized EN 71 or EN 62115 standards.
3. The toy fails one or several requirements of the harmonized EN 71 or EN 62115 standard, but the manufacturer considers that the toy complies with the essential safety requirements.
4. The manufacturer has not applied the existing harmonized standards.
About SGS EU Toy Directive Services
SGS offers a wide range of services to help you comply with the new requirements of the new EU Toy Directive. SGS is able to assist toy manufacturers and importers with services designed to ensure compliance with the new Directive. These services include the BOM list review, the preparation and review of CLP notification dossiers, the preparation of Safety Data Sheets (SDS), SVHC screening (as per REACH regulation requirements)
For more information about toys that require an EC-type certification, please contact your SGS local representative or get in touch directly with the SGS Notified Bodies:
SGS Consumer Testing Services
SGS CTS France
215 Avenue Paul Langevin,
13854 Aix en Provence, France
t +33 4 42 61 64 50
SGS INSTITUT FRESENIUS GmbH
Im Maisel 14, 65232 Taunusstein
t +49 6128 4800-56
SGS NETHERLANDS B.V.
CTS Laboratory Spijkenisse
Malledijk 18, P.O. Box 200
3200 AE Spijkenisse, Netherlands
t +31 181 694500
SGS UNITED KINGDOM LTD
Crossley Hall House
Thornton Road, Crossley
Bradford BD8 0HH, United Kingdom
t +44 (0)1274 367980
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