New Toy Safety Standards to be Discussed in SGS Webinar March 16

Will Help Industry Prepare for Pending Changes to ASTM F963

Mar 11, 2011, 09:12 ET from SGS Consumer Testing Services

FAIRFIELD, N.J., March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A free one-hour webinar on upcoming changes to the U.S. Toy Safety Standard is scheduled for 1 pm EDT on Wednesday, March 16. SGS Consumer Testing Services is hosting the session, "ASTM F963 Toy Safety Standard: Upcoming Revisions," to help toy manufacturers, importers, retailers and distributors prepare for modified ASTM safety specifications now in the final stages of development.

Sections of the standard that will be affected by the revisions and expected approvals by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission include:

  • Acoustics
  • Battery Operated Toys
  • Flammability
  • Heavy Metals
  • Impaction Hazards
  • Jaw Entrapment
  • Magnets
  • Projectiles
  • Protrusion Hazards
  • Toy Chests
  • USP References
  • Yo-Yo Tether Toys

The webinar discussion will be led by Fred Mills-Winkler, SGS Technical Director, Toys. Mills-Winkler is an active member of multiple ASTM working groups and a key SGS authority on safety issues related to toys and children's products, including the provisions of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act. He has over 40 years of experience in the toys and consumer products industries, including 30 years with responsibility for product safety, quality and factory compliance.

Registration for the March 16 webinar is available here.

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