Toy CE Certificate
What is CE Certificate?
Knowing whether certain chemicals meet certain standards for human health is one of the questions many consumers want to learn. Regulation of CE marking is also an arrangement made within the scope of this or similar objectives. CE Mark; the product on which it is placed; It is a sign used to show that it meets certain conditions or standards related to human health, human safety and environmental protection.
This mark is a regulation that plays a role in the control of products circulating within the European Economic Area (EEA) or intended to enter as a result of exports to this area. If a product is not in the risky product group, the CE mark can be placed on this product by the manufacturer. However, if the product in question is in the risky product group, the manufacturer must apply to the authorized certification bodies in order to place a CE mark on this product.
As a result of the tests or examinations made with the application made by the manufacturer, if it is evaluated that the product in question meets the requirements for CE Marking, a certificate is issued by the authorized institution. This document is called CE Certificate. CE marking; There are those who define it with the initials of the words "Conformité Européenne" in French, which means "European Conformity", but there are also those who state that this is not defined in the relevant legislation. CE Mark can be specified as the manufacturer´s warranty statement or, in a sense, as a passport or passport for this product to be able to move around the EEA easily. This mark is not a quality certificate, that is, it is not an indication of the quality of the product it is on.
Placement of CE Mark on Products
If a product is not in the risky product group; the manufacturer can place the CE Mark on its product itself, that is, the mark in question for this product is not given by an authorized institution. However, if the product in question is in the risky product group, approval must be obtained from the relevant place in order to place the CE mark. In other words;
• If a product is not in the risky product group; The manufacturer can specify the conformity of this product with the essential requirements. In this case, the manufacturer does not need to apply to a certification body. The important thing here is; the manufacturer does not engage in a fraudulent or illegal practice and is aware of the possibility of a sanction if found. In other words, if a product is considered not to meet the required standards regarding CE Marking; the consumer has the right to complain about this product and the brand to the relevant places.
• If the product is in the risky product group; Compliance of this product with the essential requirements must be examined and approved by an authorized institution. Depending on the risk degree of the product, an organization authorized by the relevant ministry and recognized by the European Union (EU) may allow CE marking by performing the necessary tests. In this context, the duty of a manufacturer who wants to place CE Mark on a product in the risky product group is to apply to the authorized certification body and to fulfill the requirements requested from him. Then, it is to obtain the CE Certificate showing that the product is suitable to bear the CE mark and place this mark on the product.
CE Certificate in Toys
EN 71 Standard is one of the regulations that companies wishing to export toys to Europe must comply with. EN 71 Standard, one of the European Standards (European Norms - EN), specifies the safety requirements for toys. It is a legal requirement to ensure that all toys sold within the European Union (EU) comply with this standard. Another regulation that companies wishing to export toys to Europe must comply with is the CE Marking regulation. The toy manufacturing company must apply to an authorized certification body in order to have the CE mark on the toys it produces and ensure that the necessary tests and inspections are carried out.
As a result of the tests and examinations, if the toys produced by the company in question meet the requirements of the CE Mark, the manufacturer may attach CE mark to its products. This sign is of great importance in terms of showing that the manufacturers offer products in the standards established by the European Standardization Committee (CEN). The responsibilities of the manufacturer regarding the CE Mark can be explained with the following items;
• Ensure that the toy is designed and manufactured to be predictable and to comply with basic safety requirements throughout its normal life cycle,
• To have safety tests done for the toys produced,
• Preparing technical files and documents and keeping them for 10 years,
• Including technical information on the toy or on the packaging,
• To investigate and record the complaints about toys,
• Harmonizing incompatible toys and keeping records,
• To request CE Certificate from the supply chain and other economic partners,
• To prepare the EC (European Community) Declaration of Conformity,
• Properly affixing / placing the CE mark on the toy or in a suitable place.
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