The manufacturers, importers, and retailers involved in Toys and Recreational products manufacturing in China & Asia must implement robust supply chain management to ensure the timely delivery of finished goods that meet stringent toy regulations and address consumer expectations for toy safety. Its manufacturing process needs to strictly comply with quality control standards and certification requirements.
Inspection Expertise in Toys and Recreational Products
AQI Service provides inspection services for toys and recreational products at every stage: from supplier investigation, audit to in-process inspection, final inspection, and final delivery of toys including children & baby toys, recreational items, and electric toys.
AQI’s quality experts understand the customer’s requirements, ensure that on-site inspections are properly performed on-site, and finalize clear reports to explain and explain all details.
Throughout the quality control process, we will verify the appearance quality, specifications, functions, reliability of the toys.
During the inspections, the inspector should find various defects by inspecting the packaging, markings, labels, instruction manuals, accessories, barcodes, functions, and the appearance/appearance of the product.
During the inspection of toys and recreational products, we found some common major and minor defects, including but not limited to
|Sharp edges or sharp points on the surface||Small parts easy to pull off|
|Untrimmed thread||Poor alignment|
|The warning label is missing||Foreign insect|
|Mildew||Dirty stain / Crack|
|Glue mark||Stitching issues|
|Peeling paint||A component of the item is detached.|
Why it important to Arrange Inspection before shipment?
- Identify any issues in product size/specification to save cost and time
- Reduce defects/flaws in the product and maintain a good brand image of the product
- Save on possible rework and product recall costs
- Confirm that the products will not be damaged during packaging and loading
How to Inspect the Toys and Recreational Items?
Before conducting inspections, AQI technical engineers need to understand your product characteristics to determine key risks. By combining our Inspection Checklist with your unique product specifications and quality requirements, each inspection can be customized including FULL INSPECTION
We will identify and classify defects based on your Acceptance Quality Limits (AQL), verify the quality of mass production, perform product function and reliability tests on-site, and assess your compliance with product specifications and sizes.
Assess the quality of your product materials and workmanship, using a number of quality control checks and tests, including:
|Barcode scanning test||Stuffing cleanness check for the plush toy|
|Pull test on seams and small parts||Adhesive and Rub test|
|Function and Performance check||Metal detection test|
|Frequency check for electronic toys||Stability test|
|Assembly check||Assortment check on all inspected cartons|
|Wobbling test||Colour comparison check|
|Compulsory marking check||Carton drop test|
|Smell test||Sharp edge/points check|
|Flammability testing||Humidity test|
Performance and reliability are critical to ensure consumer satisfaction. especially the toys for children.
However, some reliability tests cannot be performed at the inspection site. It requires a specific environment and test equipment to ensure compliance with applicable safety standards and regulatory requirements. AQI Service Inspectors can randomly take samples in production according to customer requirements and forward them to tested by an accredited laboratory.
Lab Testing for Toys and Recreational Items
Regulations around the world are strict for children’s toys, and these products should be ensured to meet the standards and regulations of the destination market.
AQI Service’s partner laboratories offer a wide range of tests covering every aspect of product quality and safety:
Examples of toy testing in the laboratory
|ISO8124 Part 1||Safety of Toys, Mechanical Hazards|
|ISO8124 Part 2||Safety of Toys, Flammability|
|ISO8124 Part 3||Safety of Toys, Migration of Certain Elements|
|IEC 62115||Electric Toys – Safety|
|IEC 60825||Laser/LED Safety|
|EN 71, Part 1||Safety of Toys, Mechanical and Physical Tests|
|EN 71, Part 2||Safety of Toys, Flammability Test|
|EN 71, Part 3||Safety of Toys, Migration of Certain Elements|
|EN 71, Part 8||Activity Toys for Domestic Use (swings, slides)|
|EN 62115||Electric Toys – Safety|
|EC No. 1907/2006||(REACH), Total Cadmium|
|EC No. 1907/2006||(REACH), Phthalates (non-mouth & mouth)|