SGS opens new toy testing lab in South India

Global testing and certification company SGS has opened a new lab in southern India for the testing of toys, including electrical and battery-operated products.

Acoustic testing for toys at SGS's new lab in Bengaluru. Picture: SGS

The testing lab is located within SGS’s Softlines and Electrical & Electronics (E&E) laboratory sites in Bengaluru, in the South India state of Karnataka.

The lab will complements SGS’s other Indian toy testing lab at Manesar in Gurgaon, North India.

Both the Bengaluru and the Manesar labs have scope for testing to the international standards: ASTM F963 (USA); ISO 8124 (international markets); EN 71-standard (Europe) and IS 9873 (India).

According to SGS, the new Bengaluru lab has been approved by India’s National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL).

The company said the lab is already fully operational and can provide a suite of local and international testing services to clients within southern India’s growing toy manufacturing industry.

Shashibhushan Jogani, managing director for SGS in India, said: “We are delighted to open this strategically located new laboratory, which extends our ability to support toy manufacturers and retailers across South India to accelerate the pace of their business by reducing time to market for bringing safe and compliant toys to the customers.”