Recall Cases and High Risk Hazards for Smart and E-Toys
Although we may have outgrown the toys we grew up with, there are some awesome gizmos and gadgets that you can control with an app, making them better than any toy you had as a kid.
Recently, there were many recall cases on electric toys in Europe because the toys did not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standards EN 62115. The recall statistics showed that there were two high risk areas:
- Chemical and Choking Hazard
- The battery compartment can be easily opened without the use of any tools, so the small batteries become accessible. A child may put the batteries in their mouth, which could cause chemical burns or a risk of choking
- Burn Risk
- Some of the accessible surface can overheat, which can lead to a risk of burns for children
- EU has been looking into the safety of the electric toys for years and has been paying attention on the construction design of battery compartment and overheat problem
- Always suggest having third party laboratories to check for the compliance for the safety for electric toy
The new version of EN 62115 with amendment 2019 is expected to be published in Q1 of 2020. And, it is foreseeable that the change will be generally aligned with IEC 62115:2017 Ed 2.0
SGS Hong Kong provides tailored-made new testing services to ensure compliance for all global markets:
- Battery compartment construction check
- LED Flash Frequency and LED Power Check
- NEW Labelling Check
- Rechargeable Batteries Screening Test
- EMC Consultancy
For more information, please contact one of our Sales Associates for details!
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