If you make toys or children’s products to sell, you are legally required to ensure conform to safety requirements and carry a CE Mark (Conformité Européene).
A large part of the CE Certification requirements is to ensure that the materials you are using comply with the European Standard EN71.
We think our yarn is perfect for making amigurumi toys so we have put our Dreamy Wool Cuddle Soft Chunky 50% cotton and 50% acrylic yarn through EN71-3 laboratory testing for migration of certain elements (this test is to check how many harmful substances can migrate to babies body if a toy or components of a toy were to be swallowed by a child) and are pleased to say our yarn has passed this test and we are able to offer this certificate free of charge. Download the EN71-3 certificate by clicking here.
We have had 2 colours tested so far (white marshmallow and silver sprinkles). However, you can still meet the CE requirements using all of our colours by applying the principles of ‘due diligence’. The fact that all of our yarns are made from the same materials, using the same dyeing process and chemicals and are produced in the same factory, mean you can assume that all products in that range will meet the same standards.
As a toy maker, you must take all reasonable steps to ensure that the materials you have used meet the safety requirements. So don’t forget to check your toy stuffing, safety eyes, etc.
Our supplier also supplies us with the OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 certification for all of their yarns. They have the highest PRODUCT CLASS 1 STANDARD which includes products for babies that has the strictest requirements and limit values.
Email us at email@example.com if you would like us to send you a free copy.
Please note that it is not our yarn that carry the CE Mark, but the products that you make that require it. Our yarn simply meet the EN71-3 and OEKO-TEX standards – you need to do the rest!
For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/toy-manufacturers-and-their-responsibilities.