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SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, has announced the launch of new toy testing capabilities at its laboratories in Vietnam and India.

Strategically located in key manufacturing zones and transit points around the world, SGS continues to invest in and upgrade its toy testing laboratories to meet rising levels of client demand.

Vietnam: New Toy Laboratory in Hai Phong

In northern Vietnam, SGS's new toy laboratory in Hai Phong, is now ISO 17025 accredited by the Vietnamese accreditation body VILAS. The local team now boasts the capabilities and accreditations to serve the market requirements for the US, Europe, Canada, Japan, International, Austria/New Zealand and Vietnam.

The accreditation scope includes:

  • ASTM F963 (USA)
  • ISO 8124 (international markets)
  • EN 71-standard (Europe)
  • ST-standard (Japan)
  • SOR (Canada)
  • TCVN 6238 (Vietnam)

India: Full Capability Manesar Laboratory

The SGS toy laboratory in Manesar now has full capability to test for local and international markets. The lab holds local NABL accreditation, which has been mandatory for toys imported to India since September 17, 2017.

Manesar’s accreditation scope includes:

  • ASTM F963 (USA)
  • ISO 8124 (international markets)
  • EN 71-standard (Europe)
  • IS 9873 (India)

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. These include the EU toy directive and the US Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSIA) amongst others. SGS toy safety services aims to assure toy safety and offers a comprehensive program including:

  • Support for new product development
  • Update and interpretation of legal requirements
  • Safety/risk assessment
  • Product and materials testing
  • Factory and social audits Inspections
  • Training

For more information visit www.sgs.com/toys or contact Stephanie Meyer-Pionchon, Global Marketing Manager t: +33 4 42 61 64 46.

ABOUT SGS

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognised as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 95,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,400 offices and laboratories around the world.