There are many different lab testing companies for toys in China, but the test cost is quite varied, in fact there is no fit cost for each certification. It depends on how big the agency is, which city they are located in, how is the labor work cost and business maintain cost etc.
First of all, we need to make sure it is a qualified testing laboratory.
(Ref from: Which Testing Laboratory to choose to test toys product)
Secondly, chose the one that is close to the export city, as there is efficiency and shipping cost effects to be considered.
Below is a list of reference quotation from one of the qualified testing laboratories lists in Shantou city.
|Test items||Reference price|
|American Standard ASTM F963 Part 1: Physical and Mechanical Properties||$38.46|
|American Standard ASTM F963 Part II: Flammability||$23.08|
|American Standard ASTM F963 Part III: Specific Migratable Elements + Total Lead||$23.08/material|
|EU Standard EN71 Part 1: Physical and Mechanical Properties||$38.46|
|European Union Standard EN71 Part 2: Flammability||$23.08|
|EU Standard EN71 Part III: Specific Migratable Elements (19 species)||$23.08/material|
|International Standard ISO 8124: Part 1: Physical and Mechanical Properties||$38.46|
|International Standard ISO 8124: Part 2: Flammability||$23.08|
|International Standard ISO 8124: Part III: Specific Migratable Elements||$23.08/material|
|Charged toy safety performance EU EN62115||$123.08/circuit|
|Charged toy safety performance GB19865||$123.08/circuit|
|Charged toy safety performance US B/O test||$46.15/circuit|
|Charged toy LED-National standard GB7247.1||$46.15/light|
|Charged Toy LED – International IEC 60825-1 & EU EN60825-1||$46.15/light|
|Flame retardant (TCPP TCEP TDCP)||$76.92/material|
|Scanning total lead||$3.85/material|
|RoHS Pb、Cd、Hg、Cr6+、PBBs、PBDEs chemical test||$76.92/material|
|RoHS Directive XRF+ Chemistry (50 materials)||$461.54|
|Pb、Cd、Hg、Cr6+Content chemical test||$46.15/material|
|Total lead & total cadmium chemical test||$15.38/material|
|Phthalates content GB / American standard / EU 6P, 7P||$30.77/group|
|Phthalates CPSIA 8P||$46.15/group|
|Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) Directive-2005/69/EC (REACH Annex 17), ZEK01.4-08, SN/T 2201-2008||$46.15/single test|
|AZO azo content – EU (REACH Annex 17) / GB||$61.54/group|
|EMC(without charging function)||$246.15/style|
|Total migration of food contact materials||$76.92/single item|
|High and low temperature test +150 ° C & -40 ° C||$61.54/style|
|ISTA transportation test||$30.77/pieces|
|MSDS Risk Assessment & BOM Technical Documentation||$76.92/style|
Each toy product has many different materials, lab charges by different material and different color. Depends on how complicated the product is, the lab will offer a quotation with detail sheets of the product elements after checking the sample.
The time frame is 5-7 working days.
For chemical test, it takes time for the professionals to melt the materials and send it to machines for future testing.
For physical test, it takes faster than chemical test, as it is professional handwork testing by dropping and stretching the toy with different angles and strength.
they also measure all the necessary toy parts for its shape and size whether it could fulfill the standard or not.
There is also other lab test method call XPF.
Mainly for detect metal elements in toys by using professional machine to scan the surface of the toys, which is also a fast and low-cost test way, the detect result can be known in 5 minutes for each material.
USA custom use XPF way to detect toys lead contains due to the efficiency.
People think that XPF is not accurate enough to test the product though they are cheaper and faster, it is correct that we use chemical result for official verification.
However, there is actually a certain regulation about XPF, depends on which machine you use.
Let us find out more about it.
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