Toys & Recreational Item Testing Service

QC Tailored for the Toys and Recreational Items Industry

The safety of toys and recreational items has been in the spotlight ever since the discovery of lead in children's toys resulted in massive product recalls in 2007. Every year, as new research comes to light about the health impact of various substances used in the production of toys, the list of banned and restricted substances keeps growing.

OQ's extensive testing expertise helps major brands and retailers ensure the quality and safety of their toy imports, including children's toys, recreational items, and electric toys.

  • Sharp point and sharp edge verification
  • Pull test on small parts
  • Pull test on seams
  • Stuff checking for the plush toy
  • Metal detection test
  • 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

Toys and Recreational Items Lab Testing Expertise

OQ laboratory tests ensure that your toys and recreational items meet the standards and regulations of your destination market. OQ's laboratories offer a wide range of tests covering every aspect of product quality and safety:

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 Children's products
  • FDA Ext. Lead & Cadmium (Interior)
  • FDA Indirect Food Additives (FSSE)
  • Cal Prop 65 Settlement Review & Testing
  • Cal Prop 65 Total Lead in Soft Food & Beverage Containers
  • Cal Prop 65
  • Cal Prop 65 Ext. Lead & Cadmium (Interior)
  • Cal Prop 65 Phthalates (5)
  • USP 61/62, Microbiological Examination of Non-Sterile Products
  • USP 51 Preservative Effectiveness
  • 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
  • ASTM F963-11 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 F963-11, Mechanical Hazards & Labeling
  • ASTM F963-11, Flammability of Solids
  • ASTM F963-11, Flammability of Textiles
  • 16 CFR 1610, Flammability of Clothing Textiles
  • ASTM 1148-11, 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 71, Part 8, Activity Toys for Domestic Use (swings, slides)
  • EC No. 1907/2006 (REACH), Total Cadmium
  • EC No. 1907/2006 (REACH), Phthalates (non-mouth & mouth)

Canada Toy Standards & Regulations

  • SOR/2005-109, Surface Coating Materials Regulations
  • SOR/2016-193, Total Lead & Mercury Content in Surface Coatings
  • SOR/2011-17 amended by SOR/2016-195 Item 23(b), Leachable Metals in Surface Coatings
  • SOR/2010-273 amended by SOR/2016-171, Lead in Substrate Materials
  • SOR/2010-298, Phthalates Regulations
  • SOR/2016-188, Phthalates (Vinyl Materials)
  • SOR/2016-168, Lead in Children's Jewelry
  • SOR/2016-194, Textile Flammability Regulation
  • SOR/2011-17 amended by SOR/2016-195, 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)

Other Toy Standards & Regulations

  • China:
    • GB 6675, Toy Safety Standard
    • GB 19865, Electric Toys – Safety
    • CNS 14276, Safety of Electric Toys
  • Japan:
    • Food Sanitation Law Section 4 – Toys
    • ST-2012, Toy Safety Standard
  • Thailand: TIS 2236-2548, Electric Toys - Safety
  • Malaysia: MS 1725, Safety of Electric Toys
  • CPAI 75, Flammability of Sleeping Bags
  • CPAI 84, Flame Resistant Materials Used in Camping Tentage
  • SGCDpro Lip & Rim Test
  • Labeling Evaluations
  • LHAMA Evaluations
  • TRA (Toxicological Risk Assessment)
  • Toxins in Packaging
  • GCC, General Certificate of Conformance
  • CPC, Children's Product Certificate

Why OQ for Product and Supplier Compliance?

The OQ Benefits

  • Supply chain intelligence: get supplier and quality stats in real time
  • Industry leading turnaround time for audits, testing and inspections
  • Online and mobile: manage your orders and access your data anywhere, any time
  • All-inclusive pricing: flat rates for inspections and audits; instant quotes for testing
  • 1,500 auditors and inspectors, 3 in-house labs and operations in 85 countries