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Electrical Requirements

Electric and electronic toy testing services from SGS ensure EE toys comply with requirements for sale and distribution in the European Union market.

Since July 2011, toys entering the European Union (EU) market have been required to comply with the Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC (TSD). Electric and electronic (EE) toys are toys that have at least one function dependant on electricity and are designed or clearly intended, whether or not exclusively, for use in play by children under the age of 14. To address electrical safety in EE toys, standards published by the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) have been harmonized for demonstration of presumption of conformity with the TSD. Only compliant EE toys displaying the CE Mark can enter the market.

SGS can help you bring safe and compliant EE toys to the EU. As a global leader in testing, inspection and certification, we have the knowledge and expertise to assess your products to ensure they meet requirements for sale and distribution in different member states in the EU.

We can test against a variety of standards and legislative requirements, including:

  • Battery Directive 2006/66/EC
  • Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Directive 2014/30/EU
  • EN 62115 ‘Electric toy safety’
  • Radio Equipment Directive (RED) 2014/53/EU
  • RoHS II Directive 2011/65/EU
  • REACH Regulation (EC) 1907/2006
  • Review of labels and warnings
  • Risk assessment
  • Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC
  • Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) recast Directive 2012/19/EU

Contact us to find out what safety requirements apply to your EE toys for the EU market and how we can help.

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