All toys intended for use by children 12 years of age or younger must be third-party tested and certified with a Children's Product Certificate to demonstrate compliance with federal toy safety standards passed by Congress and other applicable regulations. Next, Baijian.com will take you to know what is the toy safety standard ASTM F963-16? What are the test areas of ASTM F963-16?
What is the toy safety standard ASTM F963-16?
Several sections of ATSM F963-16 outline mechanical hazard testing for toys that assert the need to simulate the use and misuse of children's products to identify potential hazards. The presence of chemicals such as lead and other heavy metals in toys is discussed in other sections of the standard for reference. Depending on the design and age rating of the toy, ATS can provide applicable tests to meet the ASTM F963-16 standard. All products imported and/or manufactured in the United States designated for children 12 years or younger must comply with this standard.
What are the test areas of ASTM F963-16?
Key areas of ASTM F963-16 testing and certification include, but are not limited to:
- Soluble (heavy metal) metal analysis
- Small parts testing
- Sharp point test
- Sharp edge test
- Magnet test
- Kill Hazard Assessment
- seam test
- Flammability test
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