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Total confidence in toy, nursery and children’s product quality and safety is essential to brand acceptance in the global market.

With unmatched industry expertise, a worldwide network of accredited laboratories, and active involvement in the development and revision of international safety standards, UL is uniquely positioned to help our customers mitigate risk, comply with regulatory demands and efficiently access the global market.

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UL offers critical services through every stage of the manufacturing cycle, including:

  • Design evaluations and safety assessments
  • Human factors evaluations
  • Reasonable testing programs
  • Chemical management
  • Toxicological risk assessments
  • Restricted substance evaluations
  • Sensory and consumer studies
  • Label evaluation and verification

Our engineers, chemists, microbiologists, auditors, inspectors and behavioral scientists can assist with every aspect of production for the toy and juvenile products industry, with services that include:

  • Mechanical and physical testing
  • Construction and workmanship
  • Stability and durability
  • Load and overload capacity
  • Testing for small-part choking hazards and sharp point and edge assessments
  • Impact, torque, tension and compression assessments
  • Testing for flammability of solids and flashpoint of volatile materials
  • Testing for heavy metal content of surface coatings
  • Testing for toxins in packaging
  • Assessments of antimicrobial effectiveness
  • Quality and defect inspection services

UL is registered with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) as an accredited laboratory for Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) third-party testing requirements. Our worldwide laboratories perform testing to international, federal and state regulatory standards, including the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA); EU Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC; European Standards (EN) and National Standards (BS, NF-S, XP-S); the 1907/2006 Regulation – Registration, Evaluation, and Authorisation of Chemical Substances (REACH); electrical product regulations (WEEE and RoHS, EMC, FCC); and California Proposition 65 as well as regulations for emerging markets including Brazil, Russia, India and China.

UL is an active member of the Toy Industry Association, the Baby Products Association and the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association. Our team members are active participants on ASTM International committees, helping to develop and revise global safety standards. Our industry-specific and global regulatory knowledge helps our customers speed their products to market and effectively plan ahead to meet emerging standards and regulations.

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A recording of UL’s webinar “Toys & Sustainability” is now available. This webinar features important items for the toy industry, including: Key market drivers for a ‘green’ toy industry How the market drivers fit in with sustainability Current industry practices Opportunities available through some of today’s current challenges Recommendations for meeting today’s demands UL’s monthly...

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