INSTITUTE FOR TESTING AND CERTIFICATION

Toys and Children’s Products

The marketing of toys and products for children under three years of age is regulated by harmonized European legislation as well as by national – Czech legislation. Until 19 July 2011, toys are subject to the European Directive 88/378/EEC, which shall – after that date – be replaced by Directive 2009/48/EC of 18 June 2009 on the safety of toys. Only such toys are allowed to enter the EU market, which are in consistence with this legislation and, pursuant to the new Directive, also bear the CE marking and are accompanied by an EC declaration of conformity. For products designed for children under three years of age (sold on the Czech market), which include also toys for children under three years of age, there is an obligation to comply with the requirements of Decree No. 84/2001 Coll. implementing Act No. 258/2000 Coll., on Public Health Protection. These products, at all trade levels except for retail trade, must always be accompanied by a written declaration confirming that the products comply with the hygienic requirements laid down by the Decree. Such declaration is to be issued by the manufacturer, importer or authorized representative based on a compliance assessment of the results of the product tests with the hygienic requirements laid down by the above-mentioned Decree.

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PRODUCTS MARKED AS TOYS AND PRODUCTS FOR CHILDREN UNDER THREE YEARS OF AGE

  • Toys
    • Games, combination boxes, educational toys, puzzles
    • Dolls, figures, cars
    • Doll carriages, aquatic toys
    • Chemical toys, various sets for girls and boys
    • Training bikes, children scooters, children bicycles, swings, slides, balls and functional toys
    • Toys for babies (rattles, teethers, sand pit toys, etc.)
    • Battery-operated toys, remote-controlled toys
    • Carnival costumes, masks, textile toys
  • Footwear
  • Buggies, walkers, baby cars, child car seats, baby carriers, baby bouncers
  • Children furniture
    • Children high chairs
    • Hook-on table chairs
    • Changing units
    • Beds
  • Dishes, tubs and other accessories for nurselings
  • Protective equipment, safety harnesses and leashes
  • Baby soothers, teats, soother chains and clips

TESTING OF TOYS ACCORDING TO DIRECTIVE 2009/48/EC

The necessary tests to verify the compliance with all basic requirements defined in the Council Directive 2009/48/EEC are performed by accredited laboratories.

Standard No. Part Title
EN 71-1:2005 Safety of toys – Part 1 Mechanical and physical properties
EN 71-2:2006 Safety of toys – Part 2 Flammability
EN 71-3:1996;A1:2001; AC:2002 Safety of toys – Part 3 Migration of certain elements
EN 71-4 /AI:2000; A2:2004 Safety of toys – Part 4 Experimental sets for chemistry and related activities
EN 71-5:2000 Safety of toys – Part 5 Chemical toys (sets) other than experimental sets
EN 71-7:2003 Safety of toys – Part 7 Finger paints – Requirements and test methods
EN 71-8:2004 Safety of toys – Part 8 Swings, slides and similar activity toys for indoor and outdoor family domestic use
EN 71-9:2006 Safety of toys – Part 9 Organic chemical compounds – Requirements
EN 71-10:2006 Safety of toys – Part 10 Organic chemical compounds – Sample preparation and extraction
EN 71-11:2006 Safety of toys – Part 11 Organic chemical compounds – Methods of analysis
EN 62115 : 2005 Safety of electric toys

TESTING OF PRODUCTS FOR CHILDREN UNDER THREE YEARS OF AGE ACCORDING TO THE CZECH DECREE No. 84/2001 Coll.

  • The testing laboratory performs tests in the scope of the technical requirements defined by Czech Ministry of Health Decree No. 84/2001 Coll., on Hygienic Requirements for Toys and Products for Children under Three Years of Age, as amended. For these purposes, ITC is an authorized laboratory in accordance with Act No. 258/2000 Coll., on Public Health Protection, for the following authorization sets:
  • Set D 2 – Sampling and examination for health safety of products for children under three years of age
  • Set D 3 – Sampling and examination for health safety of products coming into contact with foodstuffs and meals.

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CONTACTS

Ing. Ludmila Antošová

Certification department

Ing. Věra Vilímková

Head of analytic laboratory

Ing. Pavel Vávra

Head of electrical equipments


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Institut pro testování a certifikaci, a.s.
trida Tomase Bati 5264, 760 01 Zlin
Czech Republic

 

The person responsible for accuracy of data: Ing. Ludmila Antosova