How NSL Analytical Services Supports Toy Production

A Material testing lab such as NSL Analytical Services provides businesses with the data needed to make toy product safety decisions. Testing laboratories like NSL Analytical also offer feedback on issues like product effectiveness and economics. In short, chemical testing labs such as NSL Analytical Services deliver the information that helps businesses deliver better toy products, with lower costs.

CPSC Toy Testing

NSL Analytical Services offers client services that provide answers to a broad range of diverse customer needs. One of these testing and consulting classifications popular about now is the NSL approval for CPSC toy testing. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) requirement that all toys intended for use by children 12 years of age and under must be third party tested. Those toys must also be certified in a children’s product certificate as compliant to the federal toy safety standard enacted by Congress. Common issues that are found in children’s toys when inspected, are lead, lead in paint, phthalates, and small parts that are safety hazards for small children. NSL is approved to test for every CPSC covered requirement.

The Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety, ASTM F963-17, poses additional standards and regulations. There are different toy types and classes. the toy safety standard has over 35 different sections that apply to various class of toys. While there is some overlap, there are also significant differences in the specific requirements that apply to each type and class of toy. NSL Analytical Services has the means to facilitate the appropriate testing for each class of toys in need of testing.

There have been some questions raised about the flammability testing requirements of children’s toys. As specified in the Federal Hazardous substances Act, if a toy is likely to be used in or around a flame source, it will need to be tested to ensure that the product is not extremely flammable. Each of the nuances of the regulations matters. A third party testing services, such as NSL Analytical Services can facilitate toy product compliance with CPSC and ASTM.

Ceramic Testing

Many toys today are electronic or have electronic components. A part of that electronic component involves ceramics, another product testing service offered by NSL Analytical Services. Ceramics today are used in many industries, as components in electronics, armor, cutting tools, jet engines and much more. Metallic oxides, carbides and nitrides provide excellent harness and heat resistance in advanced ceramics. Powdered minerals mixed with added chemicals, shaping and heating form the ceramic part.

NSL is also compliant for ceramic testing featuring analysis of piezoceramic materials. There are multiple testing services regularly performed by laboratories like NSL Analytical Services. NSL provides physical ceramics properties tests and thermal analysis measurements. Failure analysis and ASTM test procedures also figure into the testing protocols that make up the full range of NSL Analytical Services utilized in measuring the behavior of ceramic materials.

Ceramics vary widely in chemistry, function, and shape, so at NSL our tests and characterization methods are tailored for each component. To find out specific ceramic testing offered at NSL, visit or call (877) 560.3943.

CSPC Toy Test Requirements

CSPC Toy Test Requirements