Choosing Safe Stuffed Toys in the US Market

For many kids, they would bring their favorite stuffed animal or plush toy everywhere they go.  While these toys might look cute, cuddly and adorable, have you ever wondered what they’re made of, or filled with?

Studies in the past several years have revealed that many mainstream toys could contain potentially harmful levels of chemicals, such as lead and phthalates, just a name a few.

In the United States, 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, as well as other applicable requirements.

Below is a quick guide of these requirements.

Here's a quick checklist of what to look for when shopping for stuffed toys.

Choosing SGS as your partner means that you can be sure your toys and juvenile products will comply with regulations wherever in the world you wish to market them. Our services cover all types of toys, from plush toys to ride-on toys and all types of juvenile products, from feeding bottles to safety gates and strollers.

We can work with you at the concept, design and prototype stages, customizing product safety and quality assurance solutions across your supply chain. We carry out risk assessment, testing, auditing, inspection, pre-shipment testing, consultancy services and can supply you with all the certifications and documentation you need to ensure you can bring your products to market with confidence.

 

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