ensure the timely delivery of finished goods that meet stringent toy regulations

AQF Children's and Baby Toys Quality Control Expertise

The children’s and baby toys industry is responsible for guaranteeing the safety of their products for the millions of vulnerable young consumers who play with them every day. Manufacturers, importers, and retailers involved in children’s toy manufacturing in China & Asia must implement robust supply chain management to ensure the timely delivery of finished goods that meet stringent toy regulations and address consumer expectations for toy safety.

AQF offers product-specific children’s toy inspection services in China and Asia. Our expertise extends to hundreds of juvenile products and baby toys for indoor, outdoor, educational, and imaginative purposes.

AQF’s specialized inspectors monitor the whole manufacturing process, ensuring timely shipment of children’s and babies toys that conform to destination specific safety regulations. We refer to toy standards from destinations such as the USA, EU, Australia, Canada, and Mexico including CPSIA, ASTM F963, EU toys safety directive, IEC, ISO/TC 181, AS/NZS ISO 8124, SOR/2016-168, and NOM-252-SSA1-2011.

Children’s and Baby Toys Quality Control Approach


AQF technical engineers work together with your team to customize our standard baby and children’s toy inspection checklist to address your key risks and unique product specifications.

AQF inspectors verify the product's workmanship on mass production based on your Acceptable Quality Limits (AQL), provide an overview of the finished goods’ quality, and highlight areas for improvement. We also perform product function and safety tests and assess compliance with your product’s specifications and reference samples.

AQF goes further than the average quality inspection service in China & Asia. Using our expertise in children's toy inspection and our leading edge online technology, we set up and manage a customized surveillance program, monitor the results, and help implement corrective actions necessary to achieve your quality objectives and lead-times.


Main tests performed during an inspection of Children and Baby toys

  • Care label
  • Warning label
  • Carton drop test
  • Smell test
  • Real performance test
  • Pull test
  • Frequency check
    (electronics toys)
  • Inside stuff check
  • Metal detection test
  • Tension & Seam test
  • Adhesive test on logo/labels
  • Toy drop test
  • Abuse test
  • Torque test
  • Flexure test
  • Compression test
  • Wobbly base check
  • Small part check
  • Sharp points check
  • Sharp edge check
  • CE and WEEE markings
  • Stuffing check (for plush)
  • Humidity test 
    (wooden toys)



Some tests on children’s toys require a controlled environment to accurately assess their compliance with the relevant toy standards and regulations. Our AQF inspectors select items from the production batch and forward them to an accredited laboratory for analysis.

Regulations around the world are strict for children’s toys, and it takes around five days to get the initial results of any test. To save time in your test selection and guarantee the most efficient service, we collaborated with a team of lab experts to design several transparently priced toy testing offers which you can book instantly online and have your lab tests processed without delay.


Examples of toy testing in a laboratory

  • EN 71-1
  • EN 71-2
  • EN71-3 and more
  • Colourfastness
  • Waterproofing
  • Lead content 
  • BS EN 13209
  • BS EN 4210
  • Phthalates according to California Proposition 65
  • Surface coating check
  • ASTM F963-17
  • Flammability
  • 16 CFR 1610
  • EN 71, Part 2
  • SOR/2011-17
AQF Benefits
Pet toys inspection
Pet toys supplier audit
AQL standard (ISO 2859-1)
Function test
Safety test
Conformity assessment
Pet toys checklists
Toys engineers
China, Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Pakistan, Turkey and Greater Asia
Rapid implementation, flexibility, tailor-made

As a toy company I really appreciate the rapid implementation and flexibility of your team on-site. It is important to work with a company who knows our organization and process, and I always enjoy the tailor made follow up on our account. Asia Quality Focus local expertise, and reactivity is also an added value for us in order to face any unexpected situations. We keep working like this.

Antoine, Director - Toys importer, France.
Our services
Product inspection
From US$298

Minimize import risks, save costs and time, and ensure quality to your final customers.

Supplier audit
From US$298

Evaluate suppliers' capabilities and responsible business practices based on international standards.

Lab Testing
Upon Quotation

Ensure your products comply with safety and regulatory requirements in your destination market.

From US$298

Manage Quality throughout the manufacturing cycle.

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Detailed and tailor-made. Discover how AQF assesses goods quality and safety when performing an inspection. Review an AQF sample report related to your product of interest.

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