SGS opens new toy testing laboratory in Bengaluru, South India

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, is pleased to announce the opening of a brand new toy testing laboratory in Bengaluru, Karnataka state of South India.

Approval from the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) was granted on August 5, 2023. The 3500 sq. ft, state-of-the-art lab is now fully operational and providing a suite of local and international testing services to meet growing demand from southern India’s toy manufacturing industry.

Located within SGS’s established Softlines and Connectivity (electrical and electronic products) laboratory site in Bengaluru, this new facility complements the company’s existing toy testing lab at Manesar in Gurgaon, North India. Both labs, in addition to NABL accreditation, have scope for ASTM F963 (USA); ISO 8124 (international markets); EN 71-standard (Europe) and IS 9873 (India).

Shashibhushan Jogani, Managing Director for SGS in India said: “We are delighted to open this strategically located new laboratory, which extends our ability to support toy manufacturers and retailers across South India to accelerate the pace of their business by reducing time to market for bringing safe and compliant toys to the customers.” 

“As part of a global network of toy testing laboratories, our team of experts in Bengaluru look forward to supporting clients to navigate the industry’s stringent regulations and standards and bring new and safe products to market quickly and efficiently,” said Shailesh Sharma, Director – Connectivity & Products, SGS in India.

The capabilities of the new laboratory include:
– Physical and mechanical testing
– Chemical testing
– Flammability testing
– Electrical safety testing
– Labeling review

The types of toys that are tested include:
– Dolls and plush toys
– Infant toys
– Ride-on and pull-along toys
– Magnetic and projectile toys
– Mouth actuated toys
– Games and figurines
– Construction toys
– Puzzles and creative art materials
– Electrical and battery-operated toys

SGS toy safety testing services
SGS offers manufacturers, retailers and importers a one-stop solution to ensure their toy products comply with relevant regulations and quality standards. These include the EU toy directive and the US Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSIA) amongst others. SGS toy safety services aim to assure toy safety and offer a comprehensive program including:
– Support for new product development
– Update and interpretation of legal requirements
– Safety/risk assessment
– Product and materials testing
– Factory and social audits
– Inspections
– Training

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