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A technical documentation review by SGS checks compliance, or highlights whether elements are missing or inappropriate, to comply with the EU Toy Safety Directive (2009/48/EC).

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The Toy Safety Directive requires toy manufacturers to draw up the necessary technical documentation and keep it for 10 years after the toy has been placed on the market. Our EU toy technical documentation services can ensure that your toys have all the documentation they need before going to market.

What must the technical documentation include?

The technical documentation must contain the relevant data used by toy manufacturers to ensure compliance, including:

  • A detailed description of the design and manufacture, including:
    • Product identification, picture, age grading, copy of packaging
    • BOM/BOS (Bill of materials and substances used in toys)
    • Material safety data sheets (SDS) on chemicals
  • A safety assessment for each toy
  • A description of the conformity assessment procedure
  • A copy of the EC declaration of conformity (DoC)
  • Test reports
  • Manufacture and storage addresses
  • A copy of the EC type examination certificate (if applicable)

Our experts review your technical documentation to identify whether any elements are missing, inappropriate, or out of date. We will supply you with a full report so that any issues can be remedied promptly. We also offer training to help you create your own technical documentation.

Where toys are imported from outside the EU, importers shall ensure that the manufacturer has drawn up the technical documentation and check it. Importers/Distributors must also ensure that the technical documentation can be made available to surveillance authorities, upon request.

Why choose technical documentation review services from SGS?

Our technical experts, based around the world, are always up to date with developing toy standards. They ensure that clients are promptly made aware of any changes that may impact their business.

Keep children safe, eliminate risk and protect your brand. Partner with SGS, to meet your EU Toy Safety Directive technical documentation requirements.