Toy Safety and Lab Testing

We offer quality assurance and toy testing lab services for every category of toys and recreational items to help you achieve international regulatory compliance. Learn how our global network of accredited laboratories can help you ensure product safety and get to market faster.

Quality Assurance and Testing Tailored for the Toys and Recreational Items Industry

The toy industry is heavily regulated in all large toy markets across the globe, and for good reason. Hundreds of thousands of toy-related injuries occur every year and these incidents can result in product recalls, lawsuits, and serious reputational damage. Establishing a quality assurance program and conducting regular toy testing and inspections ensures your products comply with regulations and protect your brand from costly quality issues.

We provide testing services for toys and recreational items to help you avoid costly product recalls, build greater customer confidence, and protect your brand reputation. QIMA's extensive toy testing and toy inspection expertise helps major brands and retailers ensure the quality and safety of their toy imports, including children's toys, recreational items, and electric toys.

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Toy Testing Lab Services

Our quality assurance and toy testing programs include a wide range of tests to ensure compliance in your destination markets. Toy safety tests we offer include, but are not limited to:

  • Sharp point and sharp edge verification

  • Pull test on small parts

  • Pull test on seams

  • Stuff checking for the plush toy

  • Metal detection test

  • Dynamic and static standard tests, tensile force/pressure up to 10 kN

  • Dynamic and static custom tests, tensile force/pressure up to 20 kN

  • Strength tests

  • Durability tests

  • Color resistance to saliva and perspiration (textile components)

  • Small parts verification

  • Workmanship check

  • Function/performance of product

  • Working distance check for remote control toys

  • Frequency check for electronic toys

  • Humidity test for the wooden toys

  • Eco design

To ensure total compliance, take advantage of our other services for toy products, including toy inspections, supplier audits and ESG solutions.

Toys and Recreational Items Lab Testing Expertise

Our toy testing lab services ensure your toys and recreational items meet the standards and regulations of your destination market. With global expertise in quality testing, we keep up with the current state of toy safety regulations around the world so you don’t have to.

QIMA's laboratories offer a wide range of tests covering every aspect of product quality and safety. Our team of experts can help you determine which tests you need based on your product type and destination market.

International Requirements:

  • ISO 8124, Part 1, Safety of Toys, Mechanical Hazards

  • ISO 8124, Part 2, Safety of Toys, Flammability

  • ISO 8124, Part 3, Safety of Toys, Migration of Certain Elements

  • IEC 62115, Electric Toys – Safety

  • IEC 60825, Laser/LED Safety

  • Age appropriateness analysis

US Toy Standards & Regulations:

General Requirements:
  • Cal Prop 65 Settlement Review & Testing

  • Cal Prop 65

  • Cal Prop 65 Phthalates

  • USP 61/62, Microbiological Examination of Non-Sterile Products

  • USP 51 Preservative Effectiveness

Children's Products:
  • CPSIA Total Lead Content in Surface Coatings

  • CPSIA Total Lead Content Children’s Products (metal and non-metal substrates)

  • CPSIA Total Lead Content in Children’s Metal Jewelry

  • 16 CFR 1500, Mechanical Hazards and Labeling

  • 16 CFR 1500.44, Flammability of Solids

  • 16 CFR 1511, Pacifiers

  • CPSIA Tracking Labels

  • Model Toxics in Packaging (formerly CONEG)

Toys and Recreational Items:
  • 16 CFR 1501, Small Parts

  • 16 CFR 1510, Rattles

  • CPSIA Total Lead Content in Surface Coatings

  • test Soluble Heavy Metals content in Surface Coatings

  • CPSIA Total Lead Content in Children’s Products (metal & non-metal substrates)

  • CPSIA Phthalate Content (non-mouthable and mouthable)

  • ASTM F963, Mechanical Hazards & Labeling

  • ASTM F963, Flammability of Solids

  • ASTM F963, Flammability of Textiles

  • 16 CFR 1610, Flammability of Clothing Textiles

  • ASTM 1148, Home Playgrounds

  • ANSI Tricycle Testing

  • Model Toxics in Packaging (formerly CONEG)

  • CPSIA Tracking Labels

Europe Toy Standards & Regulations:

  • EN 71, Part 1, Safety of Toys, Mechanical and Physical Tests

  • EN 71, Part 2, Safety of Toys, Flammability Test

  • EN 71, Part 3, Safety of Toys, Migration of Certain Elements

  • EN 62115 Electric Toys – Safety

  • EN 71, Part 8, Activity Toys for Domestic Use (e.g. swings, slides…etc)

  • EN 71, Part 14, Trampolines for Domestic Use

  • EC No. 1907/2006 (REACH), Total Cadmium

  • EC No. 1907/2006 (REACH), Phthalates (non-mouth & mouth)

  • LFGB

For electrical / electronic toys:
  • RohS conformity

  • Electrical safety (LVD)

  • Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)

  • RED (Radio Equipment Directive)

Canada Toy Standards & Regulations:

  • SOR/2016-193, Surface Coating Materials Regulations (Total Lead and Mercury)

  • SOR/2011-17 as amended, Leachable Metals in Surface Coatings

  • SOR/2010-273 as amended, Lead in Substrate Materials

  • SOR/2018-83 Consumer Products Containing Lead Regulations

  • SOR/2016-188, Phthalates Regulations

  • SOR/2018-82, Children’s Jewelry Regulations

  • SOR/2016-194, Textile Flammability Regulation

  • SOR/2011-17 as amended, Canadian Toys Regulations (Mechanical Hazards & Flammability)

  • Consumer Packaging and Labeling Act (R.S., 1985, c. C-38)

  • Country of Origin (C.R.C., c.535)

  • Quebec Labeling (R.S.Q., c.C-11)

  • Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA)

Australia / New Zealand Toy Standards & Regulations:

  • AS/NZS ISO 8124, Part 1, Safety of Toys, Mechanical Hazards

  • AS/NZS ISO 8124, Part 2, Safety of Toys, Flammability

  • AS/NZS 62115, Electric Toys – Safety

  • AS/NZS ISO 8124, Part 3, Safety of Toys, Migration of Certain Elements

  • Australia Consumer Protection Notice No. 11 of 2011 (DEHP Content)

  • Australia Commerce (Trade Descriptions) Regulation

Other Toy Standards & Regulations

  • China:

    • GB 6675, Toy Safety Standard

    • GB 19865, Electric Toys – Safety

  • Taiwan:

    • CNS 4797, Toy Safety Standard

    • CNS 14276, Safety of Electric Toys

  • Japan:

    • Food Sanitation Law Section 4 – Toys

    • ST 2016 Toy Safety Standard

  • Thailand:

    • TIS 685 Part 1-2562, Toy Safety Standard

    • TIS 2236-2548, Electric Toys - Safety

  • Malaysia:

    • MS ISO 8124, Toy Safety Standard

    • MS 62115, Safety of Electric Toys

  • US:

    • CPAI 75, Flammability of Sleeping Bags

    • CPAI 84, Flame Resistant Materials Used in Camping Tentage

    • Labeling Evaluations

    • LHAMA Evaluations

    • TRA (Toxicological Risk Assessment)

    • GCC, General Certificate of Conformance

    • CPC, Children’s Product Certificate

Certifications for the Toy Industry

QIMA offers certifications for a wide variety of toys and recreational products that allow you to demonstrate superior product quality and safety to your consumers:

Toy Inspections

At QIMA, we understand the critical importance of maintaining product integrity at every stage of the production process. Our toy inspection services provide real-time, detailed insights into your production process, helping you identify and rectify any issues promptly, ensuring your toys are market-ready and fully compliant.

The QIMA benefits

  • Independent quality control performed by product experts to protect your business interests.

  • Global coverage across 100 countries in Asia, Africa, Europe, North and South America.

  • Speed and flexibility with an inspector onsite within 48 hours; modify or cancel up to the day before inspection.

  • Same-day inspection reports tailored for your product.

  • Online program management book inspections, make payments and download detailed reports.

  • Custom quality dashboard to identify trends and make informed decisions in real-time.

The QIMA benefits

Independent quality control performed by product experts to protect your business interests.

Global coverage across 100 countries in Asia, Africa, Europe, North and South America.

Speed and flexibility with an inspector onsite within 48 hours; modify or cancel up to the day before inspection.

Same-day inspection reports tailored for your product.

Online program management book inspections, make payments and download detailed reports.

Custom quality dashboard to identify trends and make informed decisions in real-time.

More Resources

The Importance of Toy Testing (Your Toy Safety Checklist) - Learn about the most important testing considerations when planning out your quality control.

Pet Toy Testing - Read more about the requirements for pet toys in the markets you are planning to sell in.

Electrical Toy Testing - Have electrical components in your toy? Learn about the additional requirements for selling electrical toys in your destination markets.

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