Tests according to European toy safety standards

Directive 2009/48/EC on toy safety, the European legislative framework for toys, requires that these products do not compromise the health of users and that they meet a number of specific requirements. Technical standards are tools that assist in the assessment of these requirements.

AIJU offers testing services in accordance with European toy safety standards endorsed by its internationally recognised laboratory. See the scope of our accreditation here.

Services related to toy testing according to European standards

Toy safety

  •  Evaluation of the suitability of fragrances in toys
  •  Evaluation of the labelling and composition of toy cosmetics
  •  Toy safety tests according to European Standard EN-71 (Parts 1- 14):

Organic compounds:

  •  Additives: phthalates, preservatives, antioxidants, etc.
  •  Unintentionally added substances: Amines, PAHs, etc.
  •  Volatile substances: Benzene, Toluene, etc.
  •  Azo dyes.
  •  Organotin compounds
  •  Formaldehyde
  •  Bisphenol A
  •  Other substances restricted by the REACH regulation and the RoHS Directive

Safety of electric toys

  •  Safety testing of electric toys. Safety test according to European standard EN62115. This standard establishes the safety conditions to be met by electric toys supplied with very low safety voltage, whether alternating current or direct current, intended for use inside buildings or outdoors. Electric toys must also comply with the requirements of Directive 2004/108/EC on electromagnetic compatibility.
  •  Determination of restricted substances in accordance with the RoHS Directive. Directive 2011/65/EU restricts certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (lead, mercury, cadmium, chromium VI, PBB, PBDE and phthalates).
  •  Labelling reviews:
    •  Marking of electrical and electronic devices in accordance with directive 2012/19/EU on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE).
    •  Portable luminaires for children according to EN 60598-2-10 Particular requirements. Portable luminaires for children.
    •  Battery chargers according to EN 60335-2-29. Particular requirements for battery chargers, and EN 60335-2-29 annex AA, battery chargers for use by children.
    •  Transformers for toys according to EN 61558-2-7. Particular requirements and tests for transformers and linear power supply units for linear toys.
    •  Transformers for toys according to EN 61558-2-16. Particular requirements and tests for transformers and switch mode power supply units for toys.

Benefits of testing toys with European standards

By working with AIJU you can:

Guarantee that your toys comply with current legislation.
Generate trust in your brand and tranquillity for your company.
Avoid sanctions and product recalls.
Prevent children from suffering accidents at play due to a lack of safety of your products

How we do it

Our facilities for testing the safety of toys cover a surface area of 2,000 square metres.
AIJU's technical staff has a long track record and experience (more than 30 years) guaranteeing a global vision and the best approach for the testing of your toys, contrasted criteria.

Our experience in testing toys with European standards

AIJU owns the first laboratory to be accredited by the ENAC (National Accreditation Entity) according to ISO/IEC 17025 to carry out tests on toys (accreditation nº 6/LE016).

  • Confidentiality guaranteed.
  • A track record going back more than 30 years.
  • Guarantee of knowledge updated with European criteria.
  • Overview of the toy value chain
Juan González
Tests on toys with European standards
+34 96 555 44 75