13. Februar 2017

Toys Industry

Biocompatibility

Biocompatibility

Are you planning to produce a toy using an alloy or coating that has not yet been used? An important safety issue in the development of toys is biocompatibility. The senetics Biolabs performs various nonconformal tests to ensure that your materials are biocompatible.

We test the biocompatibility of your product according to DIN EN ISO 10993 and check if the material is biologically inert. Furthermore, we ensure that the surrounding tissue is not damaged.

Biocompatible materials have no toxic or unhealthy effect on biological systems. Since fashion jewelry or toys are in direct contact with the skin or the surrounding tissue over a long time, they must not cause a defensive reaction of the immune system. Test your toys by our BioLabs to protect the children.

EC type-examination

EC type-examination

The EC type-examination is part of a procedure prescribed by the European Union, which requires certain products to be tested for compliance with EU standards before they are placed on the market. We offer these tests for medical products and toys.

 

Safety testing of toys according to DIN EN 71

The standard for safety testing specifies the requirements and procedures for the mechanical and physical properties of toys. It is valid for all products and/or materials used for playing by children. This includes toys in the new state, but takes the duration of use into account as well. The aim is to prevent injuries, which occur due to unsuitable material or inadequate processing. The following examinations are offered by senetics:

 

  • Mechanical/Physical tests DIN EN 71-1
  • Flammability DIN EN 71-2
  • Ingredient test DIN EN 71-4, -5, -7
  • Test of the organic/chemical compounds DIN EN 71-9-11

Testing for color fastness

colour fastness

The color fastness of textiles and lacquers contributes significantly to the safety and compatibility of toys. Toddlers take toys into their mouth, which promotes the risk of detaching dangerous substances. Textiles and paints should therefore be tested for their resistance to different body fluids. Our laboratory has artificial saliva and sweat, which can be used to simulate the natural use during play. The fluids resemble the natural body fluids in their composition and thus enable a good assessment of the actual use.