If your board game is for kids under the age of 14 in Europe and under 6 years of age in the US, it is legally recommended to have a safety test done for it and affix the corresponding mark to the game box. Each country has its own product safety agency and depending on your main market it is better you consider having the right certificates.
The process for getting a certificate for your specific game is more complicated than just having a supplier with previously existing certificates. There are a total of 5 steps to be taken into consideration. We at HeroTime help with each step of the process to ensure your game is safe for users.
We already have selected the right and safe suppliers. For each game we ensure the suppliers use certified and safe material. Before mass production we make 3-5 samples to send the testing lab, and then once we are certain the chemical combination, material and physical attributes for your game passed, we start with mass production.
Hero Time works with 2 testing labs: SGS and CTT. SGS is an internationally recognized testing lab with headquarters in Switzerland. CTT is a Chinese based lab especially for toys. If you want a certificate from a top lab and are willing to pay nearly double for testing SGS is the right choice for you. However, if you simply want to know your game is safe and get a passing certificate, CTT is the better choice.
No. Many of the tests just repeat themselved throughout the countries, so while doing a CE testing for your board game, the testing for the Australian Canadian or some of the American can also be covered. Hence you can also affic marks belonging to other countries as well.
It depends on the lab you choose to work with, but generally it takes up to 7 working days. Please also take into consideration another 10 days for making the samples.
Unlike other companies, at Hero Time we provide you with a certificate under your own brand name, so you can be fully protected. It is not enough to know the manufacturer has a certificate, after all you will be the importer of the goods.
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