Developed by the TÜV SÜD team of toy experts, the TÜV SÜD Toy Mark covers safety tests (electrical, mechanical, chemical) for toys. Manufacturers and retailers must undergo comprehensive testing in the area of electrical, mechanical and chemical safety (as well as other directives such as EMC, RTTE, LVD, etc. if applicable) to confirm compliance with the EU directive and receive the Toy Mark.
TÜV SÜD conducts a factory inspection in parallel to the testing to be sure of the manufacturer’s ability to produce quality products. An annual follow-up check is performed to ensure that quality is maintained. The Toy Mark is awarded based on the certification of products that are used by infants and children up to 14 years. The Mark covers the needs of retailers/discounters, importers/suppliers and manufacturers.
The Toy Mark is a universally recognised symbol of trust indicating that your toys meet the standards for marketability. It provides confidence to customers that the certified product meets all safety regulations, and that quality is ensured by a trustworthy partner. TÜV SÜD Toy Mark creates trust in the high quality of your toys. Ensuring product quality and safety will reduce business risks and help avert the possibility of a product recall.
TÜV SÜD enables your business to uphold safety and quality at every stage of toy production, from design all the way through to the point of sale.
The TÜV SÜD Toy Mark adds value to your products and promotes consumer trust. Beyond testing to legal requirements in option 1 (safety tested), you may request further chemical testing by TÜV SÜD to qualify for option 2 (toxic tested).
TÜV SÜD is a one-stop provider of a full range of auditing and certification solutions on a global scale, guaranteeing uniform quality of service for organisations no matter where their factories are located. The blue octagon mark and the TÜV SÜD logo are widely recognised worldwide, increasing customer confidence in the quality and safety of your brand. TÜV SÜD has more than 100 accreditations worldwide, enabling us to expedite your testing, inspection and certification needs by rendering multiple services simultaneously.
Our dedicated experts are highly qualified in toy testing, providing safety services from product inspection through risk analysis to the finished article. We also harmonise all testing processes between the target and sourcing country. We provide extensive customer service and technical support, ensuring that our clients always come first.