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As consumers become increasingly concerned about toy safety, the global standards for toy regulations are also constantly being updated and they are becoming stricter. On August 14th, 2008, the US Consumer Product Safety Committee (CPSC) announced the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), including regulations that specify concentration limits for hazardous materials, product labeling, product certification, subcontractor safety tests, and toy safety standards.

In Europe, for coordinating with the new toy safety directive (2009/48/EC) effected on July 20th, 2013, BSI announced EN71-3:2013 officially. One of the main changes is that the number of regulated elements is changed from the original 8 to 19, as listed below:

Migration limits of regulated elements in the new version:
Element Class 1 Class 2 Class 3
mg/kg mg/kg mg/kg
Aluminium 5625 1406 70000
Antimony 45 11.3 560
Arsenic 0.8 0.9 47
Barium 1500 375 18750
Boron 1200 300 15000
Cadmium 1.3 0.3 17
Chromium (III) 37.5 9.4 460
Chromium (VI) 0.02 0.005 0.2
Cobalt 10.5 0.6 130
Copper 622.5 156 7700
Lead 13.5 3.4 160
Manganese 1200 300 15000
Mercury 7.5 1.9 94
Nickel 75 18.8 930
Selenium 37.5 9.4 460
Strontium 4500 1125 56000
Tin 15000 3750 180000
Organic tin 0.9 0.2 12
Zinc 3750 938 46000

The two regulations above are known to the industry as the strictest version of toy safety in history. Only the products that are issued the safety label can enter the markets in Europe and the US. As a third-party analysis lab, iST can help you sort through the complex regulations and provide precise tests of toys and child products according to various national standards, reducing product risk and rendering short market preparation time.

Service Scope
Toys and child products testing regulated by CPSIA, USA, including regulated substances such as Phthalates:
Capable of assisting tests such as for toy industry, electronics and electrical industry, daily consumer products and environmental monitoring.
GB/T, EPA, and NIEA testing.
Testing equipment include Gas Chromatography Mass Spectroscopy (GC-MS), Liquid Chromatography (LC), and Fourier Transfer Infrared spectroscopy (FTIR).
6P Phthalates, 8P Phthalates, 16P Phthalates, and 23P Phthalates testing.
Full list of 19 tests regulated by EU Toys Safety Directive EN71-3 ( 2009/48/EC Category I to III)
Testing equipment include Gas Chromatography Mass Spectroscopy (GC-MS), Liquid Chromatography (LC-MS), and Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectroscopy (ICP-MS).

The Superiority of iST 
The solutions proposed by iST have received certifications by CPSIA, GIANT, and Goodbaby. Consultations and related analysis are available upon request.

EU / USA Toy Directive Testing
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