Testing of Electrical Toys

Our accredited laboratories provide testing services to evaluate toy safety and help you achieve regulatory compliance. Learn how our team of experts can help you with product safety and get to market faster.

QC Tailored for Electrical Toys

We provide testing services to help you avoid costly product recalls, build greater consumer confidence, and protect your brand reputation. The right tests at the right time will ensure your products meet international regulatory standards and are compliant with your destination. With global experience in quality testing, QIMA keeps up with the current state of regulations for toy markets around the world, so you don’t have to.


Electrical Toy Testing Requirements

When it comes to toys, the most common hazards are related to choking, strangulation, entrapment, suffocation, toxicity, cuts, punctures, instability, and weak components. Electrical toys pose additional risks. Quality control and testing requirements are largely focused on minimizing the risks.

Manufacturers and importers must certify that their products comply with the standards of their target market, and EU and US regulations require that toys be tested by an accredited third-party laboratory. QIMA’s accredited and internationally active laboratories provide extensive electrical toy testing services, and our strong lab calibration experience ensures consistent test methods, results and service quality between labs.

The most common electrical toys regulations and standards we test against include:

  • ASTM F963-17 – Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety
  • CPSIA – Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA)
  • ISO 8124 – Safety of Toys
  • EN 71 – Toy Safety Lab Testing
  • EN 62115 (IEC 62115) – Electrical Toys
  • Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA)
  • China GB standards and requirements on physical and mechanical properties of general and specific toys


Electrical Toy Testing Expertise                                                     

QIMA laboratory tests ensure that your electrical toys meet the standards and regulations of your destination market. We can also conduct lab tests at every stage of your production cycle, including pre-production, production, and after market, testing samples of raw materials as well as finished products. Our sample collection process ensures that we evaluate a representative sample, not just the sample a supplier may want you to test.

To be sure that all of your requirements are met, QIMA’s custom-made testing programs address:                     

  • Risk assessment and design evaluation
  • Regulatory compliance tests
  • Electrical, chemical and analytical tests
  • Physical and mechanical tests
  • Performance and reliability tests
  • Labeling requirements, including warnings

Depending on the product, QIMA's laboratories perform the following tests to ensure that electrical toys meet the quality and safety standards of your destination market. For any additional testing you may need, we provide custom test programs to meet your requirements.

ELECTRICAL TESTS

  • Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC/EMI)
  • Eco design
  • Low Voltage Directive compliance
  • Machinery Directive compliance
  • Product Safety Directive compliance
  • Radio Equipment Directive (RED)
  • FCC Radio equipment testing for wireless and RF products
  • Product safety testing (UL/IEC)

CHEMICAL TESTS

PHYSICAL/MECHANICAL TESTS

  • Sharp points/edges
  • Small parts
  • Compression test
  • Tension/torque tests
  • Seam strength tests
  • Load tests
  • Drop/impact tests
  • Disengagement test
  • Flammability test


Certifications for the Electrical Toy Industry

Set your products apart and demonstrate superior product quality and safety to your consumers. You may choose one of the following QIMA certifications for a wide variety of products, including electrical toys.     


Why QIMA for Product and Supplier Compliance?

The QIMA Benefits

  • A network of global labs providing one-stop service to you and your suppliers
  • Industry leading turnaround time for testing
  • Testing capabilities covering a wide range of consumer products including electrical & electronics, hardlines, softlines, toys and juvenile products
  • Lab experts trained and certified in regulatory standards and the newest testing methods
  • Global technical support team with rich experience to help you build tailor-made testing programs
  • Easy online and mobile booking and dashboard for managing orders and accessing data anywhere, any time