Understanding Toy Safety | Online Course | 26th – 27th January 2022

Children’s Books & Books Plus

An introductory level course aimed at production and other publishing staff who are responsible for product safety.

The Course

Developed specifically for publishers focused on the children’s market, this indispensable course takes you through the complex legal minefield of Toy Safety. The course assumes no prior knowledge and gives a    general overview of the applicable legislation, showing you what your product needs to comply with and highlighting your obligations within the supply chain.

Illustrated with case studies, the course looks in detail at the requirements of the European Toy Safety Directive and the implications of Brexit on safety. US and international legislation is also covered as the legal requirements vary according to which market you are selling into. We also look at chemical safety, to give you a better understanding of hidden chemical hazards and help you analyse where the greatest risks lie.

Our course tutor, Diane Greaves, has worked in the area of children’s product safety for over twenty years as a test laboratory manager, hazard and risk assessor, and latterly as an independent consultant to the retail and publishing sectors. Diane sits as an independent expert on several of the Standards Committees. Her technical knowledge and common sense approach enable her to deliver this often daunting subject in a lively and reassuring way.

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Diane Greaves

Delivering The Course

We’re delighted that industry expert Diane Greaves has chosen to deliver the Understanding Toy Safety Course on behalf of Imago.

Diane has worked in the safety of children’s consumer products for over twenty-five years, initially managing two laboratories, both of which were accredited to the testing of children’s toys, childcare articles, and nursery products.  She also became involved in the standardisation committees in the UK and EU for children’s toys, children’s clothing, and childcare articles; this involvement has continued to this day.

Course Details

Delivered online by Diane Greaves as 2 x half-day sessions

Course Cost:
£445 ex. VAT for both sessions. Discounts available for multiple bookings.

Please email training@imagogroup.com for more information.

Dates & Times:
26/01/22 | 10am – 1pm
27/01/22 | 10am – 1pm

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What We’ll Cover

The Legal Framework in Europe

  • How the law is structured

  • An overview of current toy safety legislation and the EN71 series of standards

  • Looking at the documents required in the technical file

  • Other applicable legislation including REACH, Phthalates, Azo Dyes, Total Cadmium, Electrical Safety of Toys EN62115, Battery Regs, EMC, WEEE, RoHS

The Impact of Brexit
  • How safety legislation has changed in Great Britain/UK the affect on products sold in NI

A Brief Overview of The Legal Framework in the US
  • How the law is structured

  • An overview of current toy safety legislation including CPSIA and ASTM F963

  • Other applicable legislation including LHAMA, D4236, Stuffing Regs, Proposition 65

Understanding Your Product
  • When is a book a toy and why it makes a difference

  • Making sure your product is age appropriate

Product Markings
  • Applying the CE and the UKCA Mark and using the correct warnings for the relevant market

Understanding How Your Product is Tested
  • Physical and mechanical for under 3s and over 3s

  • Flammability

  • Chemical Testing

Child Behaviour
  • A brief insight into child behaviour understanding the physical, mechanical, electrical, chemical hazards that will affect the safety of your product

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Please fill out the form below to find out more and book your space on the Understanding Toy Safety course. A member of the team will be in touch with you to shortly discuss all details with you.

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