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New EU Toy Directive Demands More Strict Product Documentation

by on Apr.29, 2011, under China QC Inspection Blog

Updated toy EU directives introduces elements that manufacturers have seen in standard such as EN13138 for some time now.

It should be noted that the “manufacturer” is typically the brand owner that commissions the manufacture and import rather than the factory in the case of OEM production.

New Obligations for Manufacturers

Manufacturers will be required to ensure that documentation for all their new and existing products meets the new technical documentation requirements. A new requirement is that manufacturers will have to draft an EC Declaration of Conformity (DoC) for each product. This declaration, along with all technical documentation, must now be kept on file by the manufacturer for ten years after placing the product on the market. Along the DoC, product instructions and safety information must be included.

Additionally, products must be marked with the name and address of the manufacturer and the importer, as well as a relevant product type, batch or serial number, and CE mark.

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