( PR4US.com | Press Release | 2020-09-10 17:34:07 )
SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, has gained accreditation to test toys against the China Compulsory Certification (CCC) standard at its laboratory in Hong Kong, China.
With the CCC accreditation, SGS is well-placed to carry out testing against the required CCC standards and guide manufacturers through the certification process from its state-of-the-art laboratory in Hong Kong, China.
CCC is a mandatory certification program covering 17 product categories, including toys within the following four product areas:
1. Electric toys
2. Plastic toys
3. Metal toys
4. Ride-on toys
Nicolas Bacheré, Global Director, Hardlines CRS at SGS, said: “We are delighted to achieve this accreditation which is great news for toy manufacturers looking to bring safe and compliant toys to the Chinese market. As part of a global network of toy testing laboratories, our experts look forward to supporting the toy industry to grow their business safely and sustainably, minimizing risk and expanding opportunity.”
The Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People’s Republic of China (CNCA) oversees the China Compulsory Certification (CCC) bodies and approved laboratories scheme. Historically, only government institutions and state-owned enterprises were able to be accredited to Certified Body and Approved Laboratory status.
SGS will guide clients undertaking the four-step certification process:
1. Submission of application for certification and supporting materials
2. Testing of toys and declaration of conformity
3. Evaluation of certification results, and approval/rejection of certification
4. Follow-up inspection – required every six months for successful applications
SGS Toy Safety Testing Services
SGS offers manufacturers, retailers and importers a one-stop solution to ensure their toy products comply with relevant regulations and quality standards. In addition to CCC, these include the EU toy directive and the US Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSIA) amongst others. SGS toy safety services aim to assure toy safety and offer a comprehensive program including:
• New product development
• Legal requirements updates and interpretation
• Safety/risk assessment
• Testing: product and materials
• Inspections: factory and social audits
Learn more at www.sgs.com/toys
For further information SGS’s CCC toy testing services, please contact:
Consumer and Retail, SGS
Product Certification Team, Hardlines
T: +86 (0)755 2532 8888 ext. 8266
SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 89,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.