Testing of Pet Toys

Our quality control services help you achieve regulatory compliance and meet customer expectations. Our global network of accredited labs and expertise help simplify quality control for our clients. Contact us with any questions or to book a test.

QC Tailored for Pet Toys

Ensure your pet toys meet the requirements of your destination market with the appropriate tests. Our experience with pet toys can help you save time and get to market faster. Avoid recalls, consumer dissatisfaction, and litigation by shoring up your quality control efforts. See how our expertise and global network can help you get an edge on the competition.

Quality Control in the Pet Toy Industry – Stay Ahead of the Curve

The safety and quality of pet toys is very important to pet owners. While there are very few formal regulations addressing pet toy safety, pet lovers worldwide are doing more and more to demand standards and accountability for retailers and manufacturers of pet toys. Chewing, choking, and toxicity are the main risks, and consumers want to know that the pet toys they buy are strong enough and safe enough for their pets, as well as any children in the household.

As awareness of pet toy safety concerns grows, toys that have been tested thoroughly by independent laboratories have an advantage over cheaply made and potentially hazardous alternatives. And retailers are beginning to require that pet toys pass quality and safety tests. QIMA’s pet toy testing services can help you evaluate the safety of your pet toy products, gain access to popular retailers, build consumer confidence, and protect your brand reputation. With global experience in quality testing and market inspections, QIMA keeps up with current standards and trends in the pet toy industry and can help you demonstrate the safety of your pet toys.

Pet Toy Testing Requirements

Pet owners want pet toys that are as safe for their pets as they would be for children. Plus, the toys have to stand up to a lot more chewing than children’s toys. As with children’s toys, though, quality control and testing are focused on minimizing risks related to toxicity, choking, strangulation, entrapment, suffocation, cuts and punctures.

Regulations and standards that can be applied to pet toys:

  • 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
  • Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA)
  • China GB standards and requirements on physical and mechanical properties of general and specific toys

Pet Toy Testing Expertise                                                                

Our laboratory tests ensure that your pet toy products meet the standards of your destination market and the expectations of consumers and retailers. We can also conduct lab tests at every stage of your production cycle - pre-production, production, and after market - testing samples of raw materials as well as finished products. QIMA’s custom-made testing programs include:      

  • Risk assessment and design evaluation
  • Regulatory compliance tests
  • Chemical and analytical tests
  • Physical and mechanical tests
  • Performance and durability tests
  • Labeling requirements, including warnings

Our laboratories perform a wide range of tests covering every aspect of product quality and safety. Depending on the product, the following physical and chemical tests can be applied to pet toys:

  • Sharp points/edges
  • Small parts
  • Bite/tear/pull tests
  • Durability/fatigue/failure
  • Torque
  • Flex test
  • Compression test
  • Stuffing analysis
  • Moisture tolerance

Let us know what your testing needs are. Our team of experts will help you get the right testing at the right time.

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