Toy testing for the UK/EU (EN71) 

Compliance testing for toys including: 
Stuffed toys 
Plastic toys 
Wooden toys 
Painted toys 
Balloons 
Slimes 
If your product is specifically for children, you need to be confident it's safe. We test toys for toxicity, flammability and durability/physical in line with EU toy safety EN71 standards. 
Product safety testing and compliance is vital for the toy and children’s product sector, protecting company reputation and driving consumer confidence. 
 
At The Northern Testhouse (Leicester) Ltd, we specialise in the safety testing of toys to European Standards EN71 Parts1, 2 and 3, adopted by EU member states in own national language 
 
Our services include assessment for essential safety requirements for the revised Toy Safety Directive 2009/48EC published in 2009 and as amended. 
 
We are one of the UK’s most experienced compliance testing laboratory. Contact us to find out how our totally independent service can protect your business by ensuring your products comply with relevant regulations. 

EN71 standards - to all toys, see below table 

Part: 
Title/application 
Physical/mechanical properties 
 
Applies to all toys 
Flammability 
 
General requirements apply to all toys 
Specific requirements apply to disguise costumes (including beards, moustaches, wigs and masks), toys intended to be entered and soft toys 
Toxicity (migration of heavy metals) 
 
Exclusions and provisions for toys intended for children over six years 

We are specialists in toy safety testing 

Product safety testing and compliance is vital for the toy and children’s product sector, protecting company reputation and driving consumer confidence. 
 
At The Northern Testhouse (Leicester) Ltd, we specialise in the safety testing of toys to European Standards EN71 Parts1, 2 and 3, adopted by EU member states in own national language 
 
Our services include assessment for essential safety requirements for the revised Toy Safety Directive 2009/48EC published in 2009 and as amended. 
 
We are one of the UK’s most experienced compliance testing laboratory. Contact us to find out how our totally independent service can protect your business by ensuring your products comply with relevant regulations. 

How to get CE certification 

To be awarded a CE certificate, your product must conform to relevant EN71 standards and other applicable requirements. The common EN71 standards are outlined below. 
EN71 Part: 
Title/application 
Physical/mechanical properties 
 
Applies to all toys 
Flammability 
 
General requirements apply to all toys 
Specific requirements apply to disguise costumes (including beards, moustaches, wigs and masks), toys intended to be entered and soft toys 
Toxicity (migration of heavy metals) 
 
Exclusions and provisions for toys intended for children over six years 

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