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North American Toy Standards

Hohenstein experts and testing labs help brands, retailers, importers and manufacturers ensure compliance, safety and quality.

Product Safety

Toxic substances/Lead

  • US - Toxics in Packaging (CPSC-CH-E1003-09.1, CPSC-CH-E1002-08.3, CPSC-CH-E1001-08.3, CPSC-CH-E1002-08.3, CTN 6339 & CTN 6340)
  • US states - Chemicals of High Concern for Children (CHCC)
  • US - Total lead in accessible substrate material: metal children's products & jewelry - CPSIA, FHSA (CPSC-CH-E1001-08.3, 16 CFR Part 1500.87, 16 CFR Part 1500.88, 16 CFR Part 1500.89, 16 CFR Part 1500.90, 16 CFR Part 1500.91, 16 CFR Part 1109.21, 16 CFR Part 1252)
  • US - Total lead in accessible substrate material: non-metal children's products - CPSIA, FHSA(CPSC-CH-E1002-08.3, 16 CFR Part 1500.87, 16 CFR Part 1500.88, 16 CFR Part 1500.89, 16 CFR Part 1500.90, 16 CFR Part 1500.91, 16 CFR Part 1109.21, 16 CFR Part 1252)
  • US - Children's products containing lead: inaccessible component parts - CPSIA, FHSA (CPSC-CH-E1002-08.3 - 16 CFR Part 1500.87, 16 CFR Part 1500.88, 16 CFR Part 1500.89, 16 CFR Part 1500.90, 16 CFR Part 1500.91, 16 CFR Part 1109.21, 16 CFR Part 1252)
  • US - Total lead containing paint/surface coating - CPSIA (CPSC-CH-E1003-09, CPSC-CH-E1003-09.1 - 16 CFR Part 1303, 16 CFR Part 1109.21, 16 CFR Part 1252)
  • US - Prohibition of articles for children containing phthalates - CPSIA (CPSC-CH-C1001-09.4 - 6 CFR Part 1307)
  • US - California Proposition 65 - various
  • Canada - Lead - Surface Coating Materials Regulations - Health Canada Method C02.2 (SOR/2016-193)
     

Labeling

  • US - Fiber content - AATCC 20 & AATCC 20A (16 CFR Part 303 & 16 CFR Part 300)
  • US - Care - visual inspection (16 CFR Part 423)
  • US - Choking - FHSA (16 CFR Part 1500.50, 16 CFR Part 1501)
  • US - Choking - Rattles - FHSA (16 CFR Part 1510)
  • US - CPSIA tracking labels for children's products - visual inspection (15 U.S.C. 2063(a)(5))
     

Mechanical Hazards

  • US - Sharp accessible points test - hazardous conditions safety test before and after use, abuse testing - FHSA (16 CFR Part 1500.48)
  • US - Sharp accessible edges test - hazardous conditions safety test before and after use, abuse testing - FHSA (16 CFR Part 1500.49)
  • US - Torque test - FHSA (16 CFR Part 1500.53)

Services for Toys in U.S. and Canada

Hohenstein creates holistic smart testing plans that ensure compliance and manage risk, while considering your goals for sustainability and performance.
  • Standard and customized toy testing and safety assessments (RSL, quality, performance, physical, analytical/chemical, mechanical, flammability, etc.)
  • Regulatory testing, documentation and certifications, CPSC/CPSIA certification
  • Industry certifications (OEKO-TEX®, etc.)
  • Claim validation and benchmarking
  • Labeling and technical documentation
  • Audits and inspections
Contact
Ben Mead
Managing Director
Hohenstein Institute America