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Austest Adelaide V2.0
Thu, 30 Nov 2017 04:10:40

As the only commercial EMC lab in South Australia, Austest Laboratories Adelaide has been providing EMC testing services to South Australian companies since 1997. The hightened focus on defence and the large number of defence companies based in Adelaide, ...

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Controlled Solar Testing of Large Items
Wed, 29 Nov 2017 22:55:12

Austest Labs currently performs solar testing in 4 broad spectrum /solar test chambers located in our Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne labs (separate to our 3 x UVA chambers) and while we use industry best chambers, these are limited to test items 700mm W x ...

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EXPLAINING SRS ? PART 3 Higher Level SRS Shock Tests
Wed, 29 Nov 2017 22:50:26

Higher Level SRS Shock Tests As noted in our earlier article EXPLAINING SRS ? PART 2, manufacturers and end customers are increasingly turning away from using empirical, testing-machine-specific standards to specify the mechanical shock survivability requi...

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Austest adds Automotive EMC Immunity Standards for Vehicle mounted Devices
Wed, 29 Nov 2017 09:55:32

Austest Laboratories is proud to announce test capabilities for a suite of automotive based EMC standards. These standards apply to vehicle mounted products and accessories under CE requirements and are listed below, along with a brief description of our ...

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Austest Labs and ASA closing times Dec 2017
Thu, 23 Nov 2017 01:35:37

Austest Laboratories will close Friday afternoon the 22nd of December and open Tues the 2nd of January. We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy and safe New Year. Australian Safety Approval certificate services will remain open over the holiday pe...

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Toy Testing

Find out if your products comply with Australian Standards with Austest toy safety testing services

Austest Laboratories Melbourne is accredited for testing to the toy standards AS/NZS ISO 8124.1 and AS/NZS ISO 8124.2 and can help you confirm your products comply with the Australian Standards.

AS/NZS ISO 8124.1 Safety of toys

Part1: Safety aspects related to mechanical and physical properties covers:

This standard applies to all toys, i.e. any product or material clearly intended for use in play by children under 14 years of age. Testing covers the following specific test methods:

  • Small parts test,
  • Test for shape and size of certain toys,
  • Small balls test,
  • Test for pompoms,
  • Test for preschool play figures,
  • Accessibility of a part or component,
  • Sharp edge test,
  • Sharp point test,
  • Test for cords,
  • Impact test for toys that cover the face,
  • Kinetic energy of projectiles, bows and arrows,
  • Determination of temperature increase and
  • Reasonable foreseeable abuse tests which include Drop tests, Tip-over tests, Torque tests, Tension tests, Compression tests and Flexure tests.

AS/NZS ISO 8124.2 Safety of toys

Part2: Flammability

This standard includes general requirements relating to all toys and specific requirements and methods of testing relating to:

  • toys to be worn on the head,
  • toy disguise costumes,
  • toys intended to be worn by a child in a play,
  • toys intended to be entered by a child and
  • soft-filled toys with a piled surface or textile surface.

AS/NZS ISO 8124.3 Safety of toys

Part3: Migration of certain elements

Austest Laboratories also tests toys, components of toys and toy materials for the presence of Lead (Pb) and other heavy elements ( Cd, As, Sb, Ba, Cr, Se, Hg), as indicated in AS/NZS ISO 8124.3, Migration of certain elements, using XRF scanning. Young children often place toys in their mouth to explore them by sucking and chewing on them. Harmful element can enter children’s system and cause them to get very ill. Austest can screen your products for the presence of these restricted elements. The requirements in part 3 of AS/NZS ISO 8124 apply to the following:

  • all intended food and oral contact toys,
  • cosmetic toys and writing instruments categorized as toys irrespective of any age grading or recommended age labelling;
  • all toys intended for or suitable for children up to 72 months of age;
  • accessible coatings, irrespective of any age grading or recommended age labelling;
  • accessible liquids, pastes, gels (e.g. liquid paints, modelling compounds), irrespective of any age grading or recommended age labelling.

Contact Austest for accredited toy testing today

Austest Laboratories is the only lab in Australia accredited for parts 1 and 2 of AS/NZS ISO 8124. Accredited testing offers the highest level of testing competence available and accredited labs are independently audited by an accreditation body that is a signatory of the International Laboratory Accreditation Committee (ILAC) Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA). As an example, A2LA (American Association for Laboratory Accreditation) and NATA (National Association of Testing Authorities) are both signatories to the ILAC and APLAC MRA’s for mutual acceptance of test data and reports. Don’t trust non accredited testing!

Toy Testing
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