Beware The Mark CE for Toys: Does Not Always Mean European Conformity

A few days ago I took some safety recommendations for toys that we buy at Christmas. One of them is to verify that the article takes the European conformity CE mark ensuring the commitment of the manufacturer that complies with all the requirements and assessment of conformity European. Standard, which on the other hand, is among the most stringent in the world.

But eye care EC does not always mean European conformity. Made the law, made the trap. Many toys from China that have not passed security checks which establishes the European Union also carry the CE symbol but with a very different meaning: “China Export”.

Toys that lead to the authentic brand with the initials CE inform consumers about the proper use of the toy and risks that can have if not used properly. It also obliges to mention add a watermark to all toys that are not suitable for children under 3 years old.

We must not confuse this European conformity mark with the China Export label, that some Chinese manufacturers apply in their products. Both have their protocols but the latter does not guarantee the safety of the toy or meets any European regulations.

Therefore, it is important to learn how to distinguish from each other, a nearly negligible difference, but starting today you will learn to identify. The key is in the separation of the letters. On China Export seal lyrics are more United than in the European labelling.

Keep that in mind for the purchase of your gifts. In addition to toys, there are other products that must carry the CE seal of European conformity as sunglasses, household appliances, mobile phones and electrical appliances in general.