Tests of other products for children

Products for children are a broad group of products that can be classified as consumer goods, regulated by Directive 2001/95/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 3 December 2001 on general product safety. But they may also be considered as toys and therefore regulated by Directive 2009/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 June 2009 on toy safety.

Performing safety tests to prove compliance with technical safety measures is essential to guarantee that these products are safe and comply with the directive that regulates them. In this sense, at AIJU we offer you our laboratory where we carry out physical, chemical and flammability safety tests on products for use by children in accordance with European and international regulations and legislation.

Testing services for other products for children

Tests of promotional articles for children

Promotional articles for children are products given as a gift, and whose purpose is to advertise a brand and/or boost sales. They purpose a wide group of products with very different characteristics and, in that sense, it is essential that they are classified beforehand to determine if they are regulated by a specific directive and/or can be tested according to safety standard(s).

We perform safety tests on promotional articles, following European and international regulations, as well as applicable legislations (REACH, food contact, etc…).

Benefits of performing your safety tests for children's products at AIJU.
Guarantee of product safety
Internationally accredited tests
Generate trust in your products
  •  Safety tests on children’s products are necessary to guarantee that the products are safe. The performance of these tests at AIJU guarantees the international acceptance of the obtained test reports, because it implies that the safety tests have been performed in a European and international reference laboratory, recognised by the competent authorities (both in market inspection and in import control) and accredited by the ENAC.
  •  Our principles of collaboration are: speed of response, service quality, confidentiality of information, and customer satisfaction. The flexibility and customer orientation of AIJU’s laboratory facilitate communication and understanding between all parties involved.
How we perform tests on other products for children

Children’s products classified as consumer goods are regulated by Directive 2001/95/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 3 December 2001 on general product safety, the purpose of which is to guarantee that products placed on the market are safe.

The general product safety directive refers to rules as “tools” which make it possible to assess product conformity. Therefore, performing safety tests to prove compliance with the regulations is essential for the marketing of children’s products and to guarantee their safety.

In order to carry out the safety tests, we first of all identify the regulations and legislation applicable to the specific product. If there is no such applicable regulation, we perform a safety test of the product applying all the available technical reference documentation, and taking the intended user into consideration.

Then we perform the determinations and tests applicable to the product, obtaining the corresponding test reports which explain the obtained results and conclusions.

The test reports obtained at AIJU are accepted internationally, since they are carried out in an accredited laboratory, located in Europe, and recognised by the competent authorities, both in market inspection and in import control.

Trust in our laboratory for tests on children’s products

At AIJU we have over 30 years of experience in performing safety tests on children’s products. With proven technical competence, given that we are the first laboratory in Spain accredited by ENAC (the National Certification Entity) since 1989, according to ISO/IEC 17025, to perform these tests (accreditation No. 6/LE016).

We are an active member of several national and international standard-setting forums and committees related to child safety. Participation in these committees guarantees knowledge of and constant updating in technical aspects, criteria and pre-regulatory work.

Committees in the field of the safety of children’s products, in which AIJU takes part:

Facilities

AIJU’s laboratory has facilities in which to carry out tests on children’s products, equipped with all the necessary equipment to carry out all such tests: climatic chambers, test masses and gauges, adjustable ramps, fatigue benches, etc. Much of this equipment has been custom developed by AIJU’s technical staff.

We have specific rooms and advanced equipment to carry out all chemical tests applicable to children’s products:

  •  Gas chromatographers with mass spectrometry detection (GC-MS).
  •  Gas chromatographers with flame ionisation detection (GC-FID).
  •  Liquid chromatography with time-of-flight mass spectrometry detection (LC-QTOF).
  •  High-performance liquid chromatography with diode-array (HPLC-DAD) and fluorescence detection.
  •  Inductively coupled plasma – optical emission spectrophotometry (ICP-OES).
  •  Optical emission spectrophotometry with mass spectrometry detection (ICP-MS) with and without coupling with liquid chromatography.
  •  Ultraviolet-visible spectrometry.
Carolina Maestre
Tests of other products for children
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