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The main test items to be performed during the inspection of plush toys

2021-6-8

 
 
In order to ensure that the products conform to the industry standards and laws and regulations of the target market, we should carry out a series of tests on the safety, durability, functionality and other aspects of the products during the pre-shipment inspection of plush toys. Here's a regular plush toy test for readers' reference:
 
 
Torque & Pull Test
 
Instruments required for testing: stopwatch, torsion pliers, long nose pliers, torsion device, tension meter. (Note: Choose the right tool according to the sample)
 
A.    European EN71 standard
 
(a) Torsion test procedure: apply clockwise torque force to the component within 5 seconds, twist to 180 degrees (or 0.34nm), hold for 10 seconds. Then return the component to the original relaxed state and repeat the above process counterclockwise.
(b) Tensile test steps: ① Small PARTS: the size of the SMALL PARTS is less than or equal to 6MM, apply 50N+/-2N force. If the small part is greater than or equal to 6MM, 90N+/-2N force is applied, and both of them are pulled to the specified strength at a uniform speed in the vertical direction within 5 seconds, and the force is maintained for 10 seconds. ②SEAMS: Apply 70N+/-2N force on the stitches, the method is the same as above, pull to the specified strength within 5 seconds, hold for 10 seconds.
 
B, American standard ASTM-F963
 
Tensile test procedures (for Small Parts and SEAMS):
 
(a) 0 to 18 months: pull a force of 10LBS in the measured part at a constant speed in the vertical direction within 5 seconds, and hold it for 10 seconds.
(b) 18 to 96 months: within 5 seconds at the measured site, pull a force of 15LBS at a constant speed in the vertical direction, and hold it for 10 seconds.
 
C. Judgment criteria
 
After the test, there should be no fracture, crack, or small parts or contact points in the tested parts.
 
 
 
 
Drop Test
 
Equipment: EN floor.
 
Standard: European EN71 standard
 
Test procedure: Drop the toy from 85CM+5CM to EN floor in the strictest direction for 5 times.
Criteria: the contactable drive mechanism should not be damaged, resulting in contact points, and the toy should not produce leakage of the inner filler caused by or bursting cracks in the small parts.
 
Impact Test
 
Instrument: diameter of 80MM+2MM, weight of 1KG+ 0.02kg steel weight.
Standard: European EN71 standard
 
Test procedure: place the most vulnerable position of the toy on a horizontal steel plane, and hit the toy once from 100MM+2MM height by free fall with a weight.
Criteria: the contactable drive mechanism should not be damaged, resulting in contact points, and the toy should not produce leakage of the inner filler caused by or bursting cracks in the small parts.
 
Compression Test
 
Standard: European EN71 standard
 
Test procedure: place the toy on a horizontal steel surface with the part being tested on top. The pressure of 110N+5N is applied to the measured area by a rigid metal indenter with a diameter of 30MM+ 1.5mm for 5 seconds, and the pressure is maintained for 10 seconds.
Criteria: the contactable drive mechanism should not be damaged, resulting in contact points, and the toy should not produce leakage of the inner filler caused by or bursting cracks in the small parts.
 
Metal Detector Test
 
Instruments and equipment: metal detector.
Test scope: for soft stuffed toys (no metal accessories), in order to avoid harmful metal objects hidden in the toys, causing harm to users, improve the safety of use.
 
Test steps:
 
a. Test the normal working state of the metal detector -- small metal objects can be placed in the metal detector, run the inspection, check whether there is an alarm and automatically stop the operation of the instrument, proving that the metal detector can work normally;
 
b.     Put the detected objects into the metal detector in operation one by one, and the instrument does not give an alarm sound and is running normally, which indicates that the detected objects are qualified products.
 
Smell Test
 
Test procedure :(for all accessories, accessories, etc. on the toy) hold the test sample about 1 inch from the nose and smell the degree of odor. Such as abnormal smell for unqualified, otherwise for normal.
 
Dissect Test
 
Test procedure: Dissect the test sample to see the condition of the filling inside.
Judgment criteria: whether the filling material inside the toy is new and clean. The loose material of the stuffed toy shall not contain bad materials infested by insects, birds, rodents or other animal parasites, nor shall there be dirt, impurity materials, such as some debris and other sundry materials filled inside the toy.
 
Function Test
 
Plush stuffed toys it has some practical functions of the project, such as: the joint type of toys whose limbs must be able to flexibly rotate activities. The body of a thread-joint toy is designed to achieve the corresponding degree of rotation, and all other functions that the toy should have.

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