Presumption of conformity for CE marking
After carrying out laboratory tests on samples you select as representative of your products, LNE Asia provides a certificate of presumption of conformity to European Directives, enabling you to prepare a CE marking declaration.
Major applicable Directives: EMC (2004/108/EC), Low Voltage (2006/95/EC), Toys (88/378/EEC), RoHS (2002/95/EC), WEEE (2002/96/EC), Framework Regulation on food contact articles (1935/2004), etc.
Major types of test performed: electrical safety, EMC, inflammability, chemical analysis, standards EN 71 and EN 62115, etc.
Production control (technical inspection)
LNE Asia will perform a technical inspection in your suppliers' plants to check that the products delivered to you present no variations from the samples presented for tests of conformity to European Directives.
This production control is carried out on the basis of specifications drawn up by LNE when performing initial tests on your products. We obtain samples of the products to be checked and subject them to partial on-site or laboratory tests according to critical points identified by our experts.
Our experts will inspect your production plant(s), or your local manufacturers' plant(s), according to your requirements:
- inspection during production
- control following production
- pre-shipment inspection.
LNE Asia will provide expert assistance in areas where you may have questions:
- at the development stage: identifying the standards that apply to your products
- at the production stage: preventing variations, validating a supplier's quality processes, etc.
- at the marketing stage: dealing with customer returns, acting appropriately if samples are seized by the authorities (customs, France's fraud control office DGCCRF, etc.).
If you wish to receive expert advice on a product range at the sourcing phase, a technical expert will give his opinion on the conformity of each product. This will help you to source products with no unacceptable non-conformities, identify the right supplier, or correct products while they are still at the development stage.
If you wish to ensure that the supplier you have selected can deliver the required quality, an auditor will visit the supplier's factory to assess his production resources (plant, equipments, human resources, etc.).
Examples of products tested
- > electronic toys
- > musical toys
- > baby toys
- > soft toys
- > radio controlled toys
Toys safety: LNE chairs the AFNOR French standardization commission
Upon AFNOR designation, LNE has just taken over the presidency of the toys standardization commission for a three-year term. Primary goals of this commission, which brings together about forty manufacturers representatives, public authorities, buyers, consumers and testing laboratories five times a year, are:
- ensuring French contribution and participation to European committee (CEN) standardization works. CEN’s standards, once they are harmonized, come along with the toys safety directive for obtaining CE marking.
- establishing and keeping up-to-date interpretations to ensure understanding and implementation of European standards.
2013 will be a very active year: 5 standards regarding toys chemical properties should be adopted and implemented to enable, in July 2013, the application of 19 elements migration limits as well as content and concentration limits for more than 60 chemicals set out in the toy directive.
This designation is a recognition of LNE expertise, which has been working for more than 25 years in the field of toy safety. Besides its standardization contribution, LNE also coordinates notified bodies on the toy directive.
Located in China and France, LNE offers testing, audit and inspection services to industry companies, importers and distributors as part of CE marking or for the issue of NF and GS marks. In addition, inter and intra-company training sessions as well as technical information days are organized throughout the year.