The company "Sphere" carries out mandatory and voluntary certification of children's toys in the shortest possible time and at a low cost. This procedure is a confirmation of the compliance of toys with state standards, carried out by an independent accredited body. The result of passing the certification procedure is to obtain a special document - a toy safety certificate.
Specify the need for state registration of children's toys with our experts, there is no universal answer, it depends on the characteristics of your products.
The certificate for children's toys can be issued both for mass production and for a limited batch according to one of the following schemes:
The procedure for issuing a certificate for toys
Obtaining a certificate of conformity for toys begins with filing an application for certification with an accredited body along with a set of documents containing information about:
- manufacturing process;
- toy designs;
- materials used in the manufacture of products and components;
- application manual;
- safe handling requirements;
- quality management system implemented in production.
Laboratory testing of toy samples to obtain a certificate of conformity
Laboratory studies of samples are carried out in accredited laboratories of the Sphere CA in accordance with the methods established by these technical regulations.
Experts compare the indicators obtained as a result of the tests with the safety indicators admissible in accordance with the technical regulation:
- organoleptic (taste, smell);
- physical (sound levels, local vibration);
- sanitary-chemical (migration of harmful substances into the environment);
- toxicological (irritating effect on mucous membranes, toxicity index);
- microbiological (microorganisms);
- radiological (presence of radioactive particles).
The test indicators are approved by the decision of the Commission of the Customs Union No. 798 of September 23, 2011. Full details of toy safety requirements can be found here.
After successful tests, an expert analysis of the documents submitted, on the quality and safety of toys for children, the certification body registers product data in a single register and issues a certificate of conformity.
What toys are subject to mandatory certification
Toys for children under 14 years of age are subject to mandatory certification
Gently stuffed, bearing the child’s body weight, electric, desktop, sculpting products, as well as toys depicting people and animals and other products not included in paragraph 2.
View the full list of toys that require a certificate of conformity
|Name of products (products)||Note|
|Modeling pastes, including clay for children's modeling||with the exception of: “dental wax” or formulations for preparing dental casts packaged in sets, in packages for retail sale or in the form of tiles, in the shape of horseshoes, in bars or similar forms; other dental preparations based on gypsum (calcined gypsum or calcium sulfate)|
|Tricycles, scooters, pedal cars and similar wheeled toys; Carriages for dolls|
|Dolls depicting only people, their parts and accessories|
|Electric trains, including rails, traffic lights and their other accessories; sets of elements for assembling models in a reduced size (“to scale”)|
|Other construction kits and toys|
|Toys depicting animals or creatures other than humans|
|Musical instruments and equipment for toys|
|Toys in sets or other kits|
|Toys and models with a built-in engine, other||
|Balls for children|
|Sets of electric racing cars for competitive games|
|Electric toys, entertainment products, board or indoor games|
|Products for parties, carnivals or other amusement products, including items for showing tricks and jokes||excluding glass products (products) for the New Year and Christmas holidays|
|Pools for children|
Not subject to mandatory certification
Custom-made toy products, samples for the exhibition, as well as products from this list that are not considered technical regulations as toys.
- christmas-tree decorations, artificial Christmas trees and their accessories, electric garlands;
- large-scale models for collecting, not intended for children under the age of 14 years;
- equipment for children's playgrounds;
- sports equipment, including underwater;
- folklore and decorative dolls not intended for children under the age of 14;
- “Professional” toys installed in public places for general use;
- gaming machines;
- puzzles containing more than 500 details;
- catapults and throwing devices;
- projectiles for throwing with metal tips;
- mains transformers for toys, battery chargers, including those supplied with the toy;
- products containing heating elements and intended for use in the educational process under the supervision of adults;
- vehicles intended for children under the age of 14 years with internal combustion engines;
- toy cars with steam engines;
- bicycles designed for driving on public roads;
- games and toys operating at rated voltage over 24V;
- exact copies of firearms;
- costume jewelry for children;
- swimming equipment (e.g. hand cuffs);
- protective equipment (swimming goggles, sunglasses, bicycle helmets, skateboard helmets);
- flying toys that are launched by a child with a rubber cord;
- bows for shooting, the length of which in an unstretched state exceeds 1200 mm;
- sanitary-hygienic products made of latex, rubber and silicone elastomers for children.
Toy Safety Requirements
For children's toys, requirements are established in terms of their design, materials and labeling.
In toys for children under 3 years of age, the use of:
- natural fur, leather;
- brushed rubber;
- cardboard, paper;
- stuffing granules with a size of 3 mm or less without an inner cover;
- toy fillers, like rattles, the size of which in a humid environment increases by more than 5%;
- secondary raw materials.
View full details of toy labeling requirements
REQUIREMENTS FOR LABELING OF TOYS TR CU 008/2011
The marking of toys must be reliable, verifiable, clear, easy to read, accessible for inspection and identification.
Marking is affixed by the manufacturer (person authorized by the manufacturer) and the importer.
The place and method of marking is determined by the manufacturer (person authorized by the manufacturer) and the importer.
The marking should contain the following information:
- name of the toy;
- name of the country where the toy is made;
- name and location of the manufacturer (person authorized by the manufacturer), the importer, information for contacting them;
- manufacturer’s trademark (if any);
- the minimum age of the child for whom the toy or pictogram is intended, indicating the age of the child;
- basic structural material for children under 3 years old (if necessary);
- ways to care for the toy (if necessary);
- production date (month, year);
- service life or expiration date (if established);
- storage conditions (if necessary).
Depending on the type of toy, the contents of the marking include: completeness (for sets), rules for operating the toy, methods of hygienic processing, safety measures when handling the toy, warning labels, assembly instructions.
The warning information should contain an indication of special precautions when used in accordance with Appendix 3 of this technical regulation of the Customs Union.
Marking and technical documentation supplied with the toy are made in Russian and in the state(s) language(s) of a member state of the Customs Union, subject to the relevant requirements in the legislation(s) of the state(s) of the member(s) of the Customs Union.
To assess the cost of work or to obtain a list of documentation for confirming the conformity of toys you need to send information about your products by e-mail, by calling 8 (495) 055-80-80, or by ordering a call back.