Bureau Veritas approved as notified body under new toy safety directive

Approval enables firm to carry out EC-type examinations and issue examination certificates.
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Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services UK has been accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) and approved by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) as a Notified Body for Toys under the new Toy Safety Directive.

Bureau Veritas is now able to carry out EC-type examinations and issue EC-type examination certificates under the Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC, which has been in force since July 2011.

There are four instances when toys may only be placed on the market if an EC-type examination certificate has been issued:

- When harmonised standards covering all safety requirements do not exist
- When harmonised standards exist but the manufacturer has used them only in part
- When harmonised standards exist but have been published with a restriction
- When the manufacturer considers that the nature, design, construction or purpose of the toy necessitate third party verification

For more information on Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services and its safety and compliance solutions, please visit www.bureauveritas.co.uk/cps or email Bvsales@uk.bureauveritas.com.

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