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    • Children’s Product Testing-for the safety of children

Sigma's regulatory experts verify the design, safety, and quality of a variety of toys and children’s product to meet the requirements of Govt. of India vide notification no

Sigma Test and Research Centre is a NABL accrediated* laboratory for Toys Testing as per IS – 9873 (Part 1, 3, 9) and IS 15644.


IS 9873: SAFETY OF TOYS

The safety of a child is an emotive subject, which is particularly close to the heart of every parent. When purchasing products for a child, product safety is an essential issue. Loose components, sharp edges, finger traps, the presence of toxic substances and materials which are too flammable can all result in serious harm to the child and severe consequences for the suppliers of any product deemed to be unsafe.

IS 9873 Part 1: Mechanical & Physical Properties of Toys

The purpose of this standard is to reduce risks associated with children’s toys. Specific tests are performed on toys based upon the type of toy it is and/or characteristics of the toy. Additionally, appropriate warning labels are addressed in this standard.

EN 71 Part 2: Flammability of Toys

This portion determines the flammability of toys. It provides general requirements along with specific requirements for particular toys, which appear to be the most hazardous, this includes: toys to be worn on head (beards, moustaches, wigs, etc.), toy disguise costumes & intended to be worn by children in play, toys intended to be entered by a child, and soft filled toys.

IS 9873 Part 3: Migration of Certain Elements

This part involves determining the migration of the following elements: Antimony, Barium, Cadmium, Chromium, Lead, Mercury, and Selenium from accessible parts of toys. This applies to the following toy materials: coatings/paints/varnishes/lacquers/printing inks/similar material, polymeric and similar materials, paper and paper board, textiles, glass/ceramic/ metallic materials, other materials whether mass colored or not, materials intended to leave a trace, (i.e. pencils or liquid pens) and pliable modeling materials.

*Please refer detailed scope of accreditation.