It is a legal requirement for all makers of children's toys and products to conform to safety requirements, and carry a CE mark. A large part of this is to ensure that the materials you are using meet OEKO-TEX and European Standard EN71-3.
Please note - yarns simply meet the EN71-3 and OEKO-TEX standards, it's the products that you make that require the CE mark - you need to complete the rest of the process. For more info on the responsibilities for toy manufacturers, please visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/toy-manufacturers-and-their-responsibilities.
The following are links to PDF files of the Certificates sent to us by our Suppliers.
James C.Brett, Wendy and Peter Pan
Their products are tested to ensure they are harmless to human health, and minimise impact to the environment. Please see their Scope Global Recycled Standard (GRS) and OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 certificates below.
Please note that Ormo (the certificate holders) are their production partners in Turkey.
Stylecraft - full range of Special, Wondersoft plus Classique Cotton DK. Please check each one to see which you need. If you need any more info please contact Stylecraft direct.
Sirdar / Hayfield - they have certificates for their 2 different factories, please check the ball band for which certificate you need. These cover the following yarns Sirdar Supersoft Aran, Hayfield Bonus DK, Hayfield Bonus Chunky and Hayfield Bonus Buzz DK. It does not cover shades 930, 931 & 987 in Hayfield Bonus DK and Hayfield Bonus Chunky as these have viscose neps.
The above two certificates are out of date. We contacted Sirdar and eventually got the following which was valid until 15th July 2023.
We have contact them again as this too is now out of date, however they have told us they do not have anything more up to date and have no intention of getting any more. We suggest you contact Sirdar direct to point out that toy makers want and need them.
We also suggest you use do not use Sirdar or Hayfield yarns for toys but use yarns from the other suppliers above who make certificates for their yarns freely available online.