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.

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SGS

SGS was established by Henri Goldstuc in 1878. The company originally only offered inspection services. Today it also provides lab testing, verification, and certification.

While SGS headquarters are located in Geneva, Switzerland; the company has branch offices and facilities all over the world, including China Mainland, Hong Kong, and many other countries.

Since EN 71 standards might change or be updated; SGS also provides EN 71 training courses and seminars, mainly for the following professional figures:

  • Toy laboratory operators
  • Toy development engineers
  • Toys packaging designers
  • Quality assurance and control staff (QA/QC)
  • Quality control engineers

Services

  • EN 71 (Part 1 to 14) lab testing
  • Electric toys safety (EN 62115) lab testing

Company information

a. Year of Registration: 1878

b. Countries with Testing Facilities: China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, India, Pakistan, Vietnam, Canada, New Zealand, Germany, Mexico, and others

c. Accreditations and Certificates: EN 71, EN 62115:2005/A11:2012

HQ Address: 1 Place des Alpes, P.O. Box 2152, 1211 Geneva 1, Switzerland

TÜV Rheinland

TÜV Rheinland started to offer lab testing, product inspections, and supplier audits in 1973.

The company provides lab testing services that cover a wide product range, including toys, furniture, sports, clothing, textiles, and more.

TÜV Rheinland is accredited by numerous international organizations and supports clients on toys testing and provides an evaluation from design to delivery. Further, their toy testing experts implement international certifications in compliance with ISO standards.

Services

  • EN 71 lab testing (Part 1 to 14)
  • Electric toys safety (EN 62115) lab testing

Company information

a. Year of Registration: 1973

b. Countries with Testing Facilities: China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Turkey, Germany, Romania, Poland and others

c. Accreditations and Certificates: EN 62115, ISO 9001

HQ Address: 30519 Hannover, Germany

QIMA

QIMA was founded in 1997, and its headquarters are in Hong Kong. The company mainly offers lab testing and inspection services to clients.

With over 20 years spent in the business, today QIMA has facilities in over 85 countries, and more than 2,300 employees that work in lab testing and quality assurance related services.

QIMA offers lab testing services for toys product against different regulations and standards, including EN 71. In addition, the company spent a lot of resources to develop an online platform and mobile application.

The online platform allows clients to schedule toys testing service online, view the pending orders, and access test results from their mobile device, at any time and from anywhere.

Services

  • EN 71 (Part 1 to 14) lab testing
  • Electric toys safety (EN 62115) lab testing

Company information

a. Year of Registration: 1997

b. Countries with Testing Facilities: China, Hong Kong, Spain, UK, France, and others

c.Accreditations and Certificates: EN 62115, ISO 8124 (Safety of Toys)

HQ Address: Sino Plaza 8th Floor, 255-257 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Bureau Veritas

Founded in 1828, Bureau Veritas offers lab testing, inspections, certifications, and supply chain solutions.

Being one of the largest toy testing organizations in the world, Bureau Veritas evaluates over half a million toy products each year.

Services

  • EN 71 (Part 1 to 14) lab testing
  • Electric toys safety (EN 62115) lab testing
  • Policy development
  • Full range of inspection and audit services
  • Safety assessment
  • Factory chemical management system assessment
  • Technical file management
  • Supply chain performance management via OneSource.com

Company information

a. Year of Registration: 1828

b. Countries with Testing Facilities: China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Mexico, Germany, Turkey, UK

c. Accreditations and Certificates: EN 62115, EN ISO 9001

HQ Address: 67/71, Boulevard du Chateau Neuilly-Sur-Seine, 92200, France

Intertek

Intertek was established in 1888 to provide lab testing services. Today, it has more than 44,000 employees that work in around 100 countries.

As one of the leading lab testing company, Intertek offers a variety of solutions for toy products, such as comprehensive toy safety assessment, toy testing, recordkeeping, compliance, and training program.

Further, Intertek offers additional services for toy products that include toxicity assessments, chemical certification, and quality assurance for every chemical found in your product.

Services

  • EN 71 lab testing

Company information

a. Year of Registration: 1885

b. Countries with Testing Facilities: China, Hong Kong, Spain, Denmark, Finland, French, Sweden, Belgium, Turkey, USA, Mexico

c. Accreditations and Certificates: ISO17021, ISO17065

HQ Address: 33 Cavendish Square, London, UK

STC

Established in 1963 in Hong Kong, STC is an independent not-for-profit organization; further, it is the first HOKLAS and ISO 9000 accredited laboratory in Hong Kong.

Besides Hong Kong’s headquarters, the company also has facilities in China, Japan, Germany, Italy, and the U.S.

STC offers testing services that cover a wide range of products, such as toys, children’s and baby products, gifts and premiums, stationery and school items, and sporting goods.

Services

  • EN 71 lab testing

Company Information

a. Year of Registration: 1963

b. Countries with Testing Facilities: Hong Kong, Germany, Italy, Japan, the US

c. Accreditations and Certificates: ISO 9000

HQ Address: 10 Dai Wang Street, Tai Po Industrial Estate, Tai Po, N.T., Hong Kong

The Northern Testhouse

The Northern Testhouse was founded by Lax Pattni in 2001, who is a product tester with more than 25 years of lab testing experience. The company has only a laboratory, in Leicester, UK.

We decided to include Nothern Testhouse in this list because they specialize in toy testing for the European market. They offer professional testing services for a variety of toys categories such as stuffed toys, plastic toys, wooden toys, painted toys, balloons, and slimes.

Services

  • EN 71 lab testing (Part 1 to 3)

Company Information

a. Year of Registration: 2001

b. Countries with Testing Facilities: United Kingdom

c. Accreditations and Certificates: Not mentioned

HQ Address: Unit 1, Main Street, Scraptoft Business Centre, Scraptoft, Leicester, United Kingdom

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