To CE mark your toy, you need to verify that it meets the essential safety requirements laid out in the Toy Safety Directive - the law regarding children’s toys and CE marking, by verifying that the manufacturer has provided identifying information of the toy and manufacturer, applied the CE mark and that the toy is accompanied by an up to date technical file and declaration of conformity.
The Toy Safety Directive defines the legal requirements that all toys sold within the EU must comply to, including mechanical and physical safety (EN71-1), flammability (EN71-2), and the migration of certain elements (EN71-3).
Welcome to the CE Marking Handmade Toys Collective!
We know the CE journey can seem daunting at times. If you've just found out about the EU legislation or are already CE marked, but having trouble keeping on top of your tests and paperwork, you might feel overwhelmed. We know you think it's important to make sure that toys are safe and that you might be worried about what you have to change or learn about CE marking. We know that the idea of Toy Safety Directives, harmonised standards, EN71, technical files and declarations of conformity seem like a headache. We know because we've all been at the start of the CE journey too and we remember. We wanted to develop a community for handmade makers going through the CE marking process, but we also want to do more than just field discussions on facebook or sell test results by email. So we thought very hard and the idea developed and evolved into a Collective, which seemed a natural progression.
CE Marking Handmade Toys - Member OnlyThe CE marking process is very procedural and matter of fact once you get your head around things. You can self-certify. We have some amazing resources and guidance to help you on your CE journey. You can of course find a lot of this information yourself online by visiting the European Commission website. We've found though that many makers really benefit from CE marking within a community and by having the required legislation explained in a understandable way.
CE Marking Handmade Toys - Free Resources
We have free resources including a Free Intro Guide and Free Entry Level Facebook group. You can use both to get more of an idea of what is involved in CE Marking and to decide if becoming a member of the CE Marking Handmade Toys Collective, is the right choice for you. We don't think you'll be dissapointed is you decide to sign up.