SGS Summarizes ASTM’s Updated Consumer Safety Specification Standard for Toy Safety

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has published SafeGuardS 144.23 to keep stakeholders informed about ASTM International’s revised consumer safety specification standard for toy safety.

ASTM F963-23 was issued in October 2023, following a revision by the ASTM Toy Safety Subcommittee (F15.22), and received approval on August 1, 2023. It has been revised to align with Federal and Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) requirements on phthalates, toy substrate material exemptions and tracking labels and includes changes to the requirements for:
– Sound-producing toys
– Battery accessibility
– Expanding materials
– Projectiles

SGS has published SafeGuardS 144.23 to give stakeholders a summary of the new standard and its process for acceptance by the CPSC as a consumer product safety standard issued under section 9 of the Consumer Product Safety Act.  

SGS Toy & Juvenile Product Services
SGS offers a wide range of services to ensure that products comply with relevant standards for childcare articles and children’s equipment. They provide consulting, training, product development, testing, audit and inspection services to ensure that products comply with strict regulations worldwide, demonstrating the safety and quality of juvenile products being brought to the market. After all, it’s only trusted because it’s tested. Learn more about SGS’s Toy & Juvenile Product Services.

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Piyush Shah
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