TOY CE CERTIFICATE
CE marking gives manufacturers the obligation to ensure that their products comply with certain standards and requirements, while allowing users to know that the product complies with basic quality and safety standards. The CE Mark (certificate) is a mark that indicates that the products will not harm human life and property, plant and animal existence and the environment if they are used for their intended purpose, in other words, the product is a safe product. The documents that reveal the basic conditions, distribution, marketing, production, inspection and surveillance methods regarding the safety of toys are called CE certificates.
In the former directive 88/378 / EEC "Any product or material designed for or intended for play by children under 14 years old" was defined as a toy. In the new toy directive 2009/48 / EC, it is defined as any product designed for play or play for children under the age of 14. If CE Marking is required on manufactured toys, it must be ensured that it meets the basic safety requirements specified in the Toy Safety Directive (EN 71 Toy Safety). All toys, including handmade toys, must bear the CE mark, including those sold for charity or donated for charity. If you make toys at home on a small scale (for example, while your hobby is earning some money or taking care of children), you must CE mark your toys.
All steps to obtain a CE Certificate for toys are as follows:
1. Specific Tests
These are technical tests to be carried out on the product to verify its safety and compliance with European standards.
2. Technical File
The manufacturer must prepare a technical file to be submitted to the authorities, in which he collects all documents proving the product´s compliance with technical requirements. In some cases, this self-certification should be evaluated by Notified Bodies, which must verify whether the product meets certain technical requirements.
3. Declaration of Conformity
It is necessary to prepare and sign an EU declaration of conformity that certifies the product´s compliance with all legal requirements. Only at this point can the manufacturer affix the CE mark on the product and packaging, so that Member States can market them in the European Economic Area without restricting their circulation. The CE mark is completely different from the European mark, which protects the name of a product or service.
Manufacturer Responsibilities on CE Toys
Toys or toys that comply with the CE Marking Toy Regulation; With the CE Mark, the names, trade names, brands and address of the manufacturers must be affixed on the toy or on the toy or its packaging, label or brochure in such a way that it is visible or easily readable. Below are the responsibilities of a manufacturer for Toy CE.
* Ensure that the toy is designed and manufactured to be predictable and to comply with basic safety requirements throughout its normal life.
* To make safety tests for the toys produced.
* Preparing technical files and documents and keeping them for 10 years.
* Including technical information on the toy or on the packaging.
* Researching and recording complaints made for toys.
* Making non-compatible toys compatible and keeping records.
* CE Certificate Request from the supply chain and other economic partners.
* The continuity of suitability of the same toys in production should be ensured.
CE Marking and General Principles
CE Certificate in toys indicates that the toy is safe. Safe toys have the CE conformity mark. This mark indicates that the product has basic requirements for marketing and production within the EU, with the EU directives created by the European Union. In order to affix the CE Mark to your product, you must first have an EC Certificate as proof that you have passed the necessary tests (tests, inspections, etc.) to obtain the CE mark. When toys that fulfill the requirements of the 2009/48 / EC Toy Safety Directive are entitled to carry, the province of the Mark will function as a passport, in other words, for free movement in all European Union countries. With CE Certificate, the product can pass through customs in European Union countries.
The Toy Safety Regulation consists of the following sections:
* General Product Safety Regulation
* Toy (Safety) Regulation
* Mechanical and Physical Hazards
CE TECHNICAL FILE
In the directives issued by the EU regarding the CE Marking, the manufacturer is obliged to prepare a technical file indicating that the requirements of the directive are fulfilled. The technical file means that if the manufacturer has produced in accordance with the harmonized standards, in terms of the nature of the product and technically, if the manufacturer has produced in accordance with these standards, I do not produce in accordance with these standards.