Everything about EN71: Importing safe toys from China

Guarantee the safety and compliance of your toy imports

When importing toys from China, it is crucial to ensure safety and compliance with European standards. The EN71 standard plays a key role in this, a crucial part of the CE marking for toys. This article explains the meaning of EN71 and how this standard affects importing toys from China.

What is EN71?

EN71 is a European standard that regulates the safety of toys. This standard consists of a series of tests and requirements that ensure that toys are safe for use by children. EN71 covers aspects such as physical and mechanical properties, flammability, chemical composition and hygiene.

Importance of EN71 when importing from China

When importing toys from China, meeting EN71 standards is essential to gain access to the European market. Failure to comply with these standards can lead to serious legal consequences, including fines and recalls.

The role of CE marking

The CE mark, which stands for Conformité Européenne, is a declaration that the toy complies with all EU directives, including EN71. This marking is mandatory for all toy products sold in the European Union.

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Sourcing and compliance

When sourcing toys from China, it is crucial to choose partners who are familiar with EN71 and able to produce products that meet these standards. Establishing a clear compliance and quality control process is essential to ensure the safety and compliance of the toys.

Quality control and testing

Carrying out regular quality checks and testing according to EN71 is an important part of the import process. This may involve having samples of toys tested in certified laboratories to ensure they meet standards before being exported to the EU.


Compliance with EN71 standards is not only a legal requirement, but it also ensures the safety of the end users - the children. By selecting reliable suppliers in China and implementing strict quality controls, you can ensure your toy imports are safe and successful.

Are you looking for support in importing safe toys from china?

At Westwood Sourcing we ensure that your toys comply with the EN71 standard and other relevant guidelines. Contact us today for expert guidance in sourcing and compliance. 

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