We test to both EN71 AND Nightwear (Safety) Standards
With costume flammability in the media again (The Sun and The Mirror), here's a reminder of everything you need to know about costume safety and testing. Don't forget that test results for all our children's costumes are available online.
What are the regulations for children's costumes?
Children’s costumes MUST comply with EN71. This is a European standard which tests for flammability, choking and strangulation hazards, and toxicity. Suppliers can also voluntarily test costumes under Nightwear (Safety) Regulations standards.
Our dedicated in-house team ensure that all of our children’s costumes (and certain accessories) are manufactured and rigorously tested to comply with BOTH EN71 regulations and Nightwear (Safety) Standards. This ensures the absolute highest safety standards and reassurance that all children’s costumes are safe and fit for purpose.
What is the Smiffy's approach?
We take safety very seriously and invest heavily to ensure the integrity and safety of all our products. Working in partnership with our preferred global Test House - Intertek, we follow a strict due diligence process to ensure that all our products are rigorously tested before they reach the market. Every product line is batch tested at production stage and on arrival in to the UK. Additional spot checks are performed as a surveillance measure, to ensure that the highest safety standards are maintained.
We take pride that all Smiffys children's costumes are:
?         Labelled "Warning. Keep away from fire" irrespective of the burn rate within the EN71 regulatory limit
?         Labelled with the CE mark as a declaration that the product meets the European Toy Safety Directive (2009/48/EC), and has undergone a variety of product tests to ensure that it is safe for use
?         Tested to Nightwear (Safety) Standards as an additional safety measure
?         Subject to further safety checks through spot-checks and batch tests (surveillance and due-diligence testing) once the products are received in the UK warehouse to guarantee quality and safety assurance