Toy Manufacturing And Regulatory Requirements
Date : 07 March 2019
Time : 02 : 00 PM EST
Duration : 60 Minutes

Kenneth Zabel has over twenty years’ experience working for global third-party certification bodies. For the past five years, he has been an auditor of manufacturers and suppliers across North America – including suppliers to several toy manufacturers including Mattel and Fashion Angels.

All children’s toys manufactured or imported on or after February 28, 2018, must be tested and certified to ASTM F963-17, The Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety as incorporated with a modification shown in 16 CFR Part 1250.  This toy safety standard is a lengthy document that contains provisions for many different types and classes of toys. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to the toy standard. Different sections of the toy standard apply to different toys. Many of the standard's sections may not apply to a particular product, but there are likely to be many sections that do apply. All toys intended for use by children 12 years of age and under must be third-party tested and be certified in a Children’s Product Certificate as compliant to the federal toy safety standard enacted by Congress, and to other applicable requirements.

  • What are Children’s Product Certificates?  How can they be obtained?
  • What is the toy safety standard?
  • How do I know which parts of ASTM F963-17, The Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety apply to my toys?
  • What does the modification is shown in 16 CFR Part 1250 (February 28, 2018) mean for me?
  • How can I locate a Consumer Product Safety Commission accepted laboratory to test my toys?

The toy safety standard: ASTM F963-17, The Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety as incorporated with a modification shown in 16 CFR Part 1250 requires that all children’s toys manufactured or imported on or after February 28, 2018, must be tested and certified.

Toys may also be subject to regulations enacted under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act (FHSA) – requirements for small parts, pacifiers, rattles, etc.

Areas Covered

  • Children’s Product Certificates
  • The Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety
  • Federal Hazardous Substances Act (FHSA)
  • FHSA Group 1: Sections Applicable to Most Toys 
  • FHSA Group 2: Sections Applicable to Specific Types of Toys 
  • FHSA Art Materials Business Guidance

Course Level - Basic to Fundamental

Who Should Attend

  • Toy Designers
  • Toy Manufacturers

Why Should Attend

All toys intended for use by children 12 years of age and under must be third-party tested and be certified in a Children’s Product Certificate as compliant to the federal toy safety standard enacted by Congress, and to other applicable requirements as well. 

Common requirements for children’s products include small parts, lead, lead in paint, phthalates, and tracking labels.

  • $149.00