Children’s Product and Toy Safety Regulations in Canada: An Overview

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Children Products Safety Regulations Canada

About to sell toys or other children’s products in Canada? In this guide, we explain what importers and manufacturers must know about Canadian toy safety standards, chemical restrictions, labeling, lab testing, and documentation.

Mentioned Products

  • Plush toys
  • Electronic toys
  • Children’s jewelry
  • Children’s clothing
  • Children’s furniture
  • Feeding bottles

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CPSC Small Batch Manufacturers: An Essential Guide

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Importers registered as Small Batch Manufacturers are exempt from some lab tests when importing children’s products – which could potentially save you a few hundred dollars when launching a new product. That said, Small Batch Manufacturer status doesn’t exempt importers from the actual safety standards.

In this guide, you will learn about the registration process, eligibility criteria, mandatory standards, and exempt standards.

Further, I also explain why I still think third-party lab testing is necessary – regardless of whether it’s mandatory or not. Continue reading CPSC Small Batch Manufacturers: An Essential Guide

List of Products Covered by the Toy Safety Directive and EN 71

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Toy Safety Directive EN 71 Product List
Planning to sell toys, children’s furniture or other children’s products in the European Union? If so, then compliance with the Toy Safety Directive is required. In this guide, we list products covered by the Toy Safety Directive, and some exemptions.

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Wooden Toys Regulations in the United States: An Overview

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Wooden Toys Regulations in the United States

Planning to import, export or manufacture wooden toys in the United States? In this guide, we cover the basics of product regulations, labeling, testing, standards, and certification requirements applicable to toys and wooden products.

Mentioned Products

  • Wooden trains
  • Wooden dolls
  • Burr puzzles
  • Wooden educational toys
  • Wooden puzzles
  • Other wooden children’s products

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Wooden Toys Regulations in the European Union: An Overview

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Wooden Toys Regulations in the European Union

Planning to import or export wooden toys to Germany, France, Italy or other EU member states? In this article, we cover EN 71, REACH, CE marking, DoCs and much more.

Mentioned Products

  • Wooden trains and vehicles
  • Wooden rattles
  • Wooden educational toys
  • Rubik’s cube

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Children’s Furniture Regulations in the European Union: An Overview

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It’s critical to fully understand all children’s furniture regulations when selling in the European Union. In this guide, we explain the basics of EN 71, REACH and EN standards relevant to children’s furniture.

Mentioned Products

  • Children’s Mattresses
  • Children’s Chairs
  • Cribs
  • Bunk Beds
  • Children’s high chairs
  • Table mounted chairs

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Children’s Furniture Regulations in the United States: An Overview

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Children Furniture Regulations US

If you are planning to import children’s furniture to the US market, this is an article you should not miss reading. In this article, we introduce some regulations and standards regarding importing and selling children’s furniture in the United States.

Mentioned Products

  • Children’s chairs
  • Children’s stools
  • Booster seats
  • Bunk beds
  • Cribs
  • Bassinets

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List of EN 71 Lab Testing Companies: Our Top 7 Picks

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EN 71 Lab Testing Companies

EN 71 standards specify safety requirements for toys. Compliance is mandatory when manufacturing or importing toys in the European Union.

In this article, we list 7 testing companies that offer EN 71 lab testing services. For each EN 71 testing company, we provide a short description of the company, and information about their services, location, accreditations, and other key factors. Continue reading List of EN 71 Lab Testing Companies: Our Top 7 Picks

Toy and Children’s Product Standards in Australia & New Zealand

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Planning to import and sell toys or other children’s products in Australia or New Zealand? In this guide, we explain what you must know about mandatory standards, heavy metals restrictions, testing procedures, and labeling.

Mentioned Products

  • Kids clothing
  • Kids equipment
  • Toys
  • Kids furniture

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