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Phthalates in toys and articles for babies

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Phthalates in toys and articles for babies

Protect the health of your consumers by having your toy products and child care articles tested for phthalates.

Let your products test and convince your customers with your high safety standard!

 

Content of the testing

What is content of the testing?

Based on a material sample, we test content of phthalates in your toy products and child care articles. Testing is done via solvent extraction and subsequent analysis by GC-MS based on the legal requirements specified in EU Regulation 1907/2006 Annex XVII.

Would you like to have your products tested for SVHC phthalates according to REACH? We offer this testing service as well.

Testing based on composite samples

Testing for phthalates can be done via composite samples.

As a general rule, composite samples are prepared to shorten the processing times or to reduce costs for testing. A composite sample usually consists of up to three compatible individual materials in one sample, which are combined in equal parts and are together subjected to a specific chemical test. The number of materials mixed depends on the methodological requirements. Preparing composite samples generally bears the risk that the result of the composite sample shows deviations, suggesting that at least one of the individual materials does not comply with the legal or standard market limits. Which material within a composite sample caused the deviation is confirmed by retesting all individual materials of the composite sample. This leads to additional costs which are the responsibility of the client. This way you ensure that your products do not pose any health risks to your customers. By having your products tested, you convey your high quality standards to your customers!

Materials

Which materials can be tested for Phthalates?
  • plastics
  • imitation leather
  • rubber
  • coatings
  • prints

Limits

Which limits must be hold?

DEHP, DBP and BBP may not be used as substances or in mixtures in concentrations of more than 0.1 percent by mass of the plasticized material in toys and child care articles.

DINP, DIDP and DNOP may not be used as substances or in mixtures in concentrations of more than 0.1 percent by mass of the plasticized material in toys and child care articles, which  can be placed in the mouth by children.

Product examples

Product examples for the testing for Phthalates

Other building products, toys, shoes and accessories, protective clothing, PPE clothing, clothing (textile), home textiles, carpet, textiles (also unwoven, labels, etc.), leather, leather clothing, imitation leather and other small leather goods, bags, handbags, backpacks, wallets, purses & accessoires (textile, synthetic), office products, swimming aids, buoyancy aids

Test process

  1. Order at the online shop

    Configure your desired individual chemical test in the TÜV Rheinland business client online shop and send us your purchase order.

  2. Delivery of material sample

    Please note that you must send the number of test samples/material samples required for testing to TÜV Rheinland at your own cost. For the exact location, please refer to the accompanying note for the test sample.

    Please enclose the accompanying note for the test sample (attachment of your order confirmation) with your test sample shipment or, for large shipments, attach it on the outside of the outer packaging.  This allows us to quickly and easily match your sample with your order. Receipt and registration of the test sample happens at the respective laboratory site. The same applies for the weighing of the materials to be tested, which is based on the amount of the sample required for the test (material sample collection).

  3. Testing

    The chemical testing of the material samples is performed in our DIN EN ISO 17025 accredited laboratories according to legal and standard market requirements. The chemical testing inevitably destroys the samples, and they cannot be reused.

  4. Sending of test results

    Analysis of the measurement results and documentation of the results in a test report.

Test Details

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    Estimated test duration:

    5 business days (Monday - Friday) after receipt of sample and order confirmation
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    Required sample size:

    10 grams minimum
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    Mixed sampling:

    Upon request, the test can be performed with composite samples.

Required sample details

  • Product category
    Your material to be tested will later be assigned to this product category.
  • Article name
    What is the article name of the product, in which the material to be tested will later be used?
  • Component
    The component to be tested
  • Material
    What material is the component to be tested made of?
  • Color
    What is the color of the material?
  • Composite sample
    As a general rule, composite samples are prepared to shorten the processing times. A composite sample consists of up to three individual materials in one sample, which are combined in equal parts and are subjected together to a specific chemical test. The number of samples mixed depends on the requirements.
  • Retests
    Preparing composite samples generally bears the risk that the result of the composite sample may show deviations, suggesting that at least one of the individual materials does not comply with the legal or standard market limits. To determine which of the materials within a composite sample had caused the deviation, all materials of the composite sample must be individually retested. This leads to additional costs which are the responsibility of the client.
  • Language of test report
    In which language should the test report be issued?