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Toy safety firm SGS to host free webinar on EU standards for electronic toys

The product safety specialist, SGS Services is to host an informative webinar session to explore the EU Standards and Regulations for electronic toys for the market today.

In its aim to help toy manufacturers, importers and retailers ensure their electrical and electronic (EE) toys are safe and compliant for European markets, SGS’ complimentary webinar will take place on March 24th and will aim to provide insight into the range of European Union standards and regulations today.

The 60-minute webinar will focus on: European Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC, harmonised electrical toy standard EN IEC 62115:2020, other applicable requirements for electric toys such EMC, RED, RoHS2, WEEE, and a live Q&A session.

EE toys are currently defined as those which have at least one function dependent on electricity and that are designed or intended for use in play by children under the age of 14.

Since July 2011, toys entering the EU market have been required to comply with the Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC (TSD).

To address electrical safety in EE toys, standards published by the European Committee for Standardisation (CEN) have been harmonised to ensure conformity with the TSD. Only compliant EE toys displaying the CE Mark can enter the market.

Sanda Stefanovic, SGS Toy Expert and webinar presenter, said: “Electronic and electrical toys help children develop their imagination, language skills, dexterity and more through fun, role-playing and education. If improperly used or badly designed these toys can rapidly turn from a source of fun into a serious hazard.

“Our free webinar will help participants better understand how electrical safety impacts products and will explore the requirements and regulations that should be taken into account to deliver safe and compliant EE toys into European markets.”

SGS boasts a team of dedicated experts and services to assist designers and developers in the development of toys. SGS offers physical/mechanical tests, chemical tests, packaging evaluation, inspections to ensure the compliance of your products in target markets.

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