IISG – Italian Institute for Toy Safety – founded in 1978, is a leading company in the field of toys safety and certification for childhood products.

Since it’s birth the Institute has anticipated and promoted the evolution of the safety Standards and the quality in toys productive area and not only. The Institute mission is, indeed, to control and certify the safety and whatever belongs to the kid’s world, in particular toys.

The multi-year expertise developed in the area of products safety led the Institute to be officially recognized by the Italian old Ministero delle Attività Produttive, today Ministry of Economic Development, as a Notified Body to the European Commission (number 0376).

The Institute takes constantly part in behalf of UNI (Italian National Standards Body) to different Technical Commissions and to several Working groups of CEN (European Committee for Standardization).

The Institute is always updated about Standards development and improvement and it has frequently connections and interactions with the staff of other European Notified Bodies.

A team of technicians, engineers and chemists has been working for several years at the Institute, studying and analysing the different types of toys that are being launched in the market.
A team of psychologists contributes to enhance safety of the products by evaluating the ways of interaction of children with specific toys at different phases of their development (age grading of toys and ad hoc researches on specific toys and on the abilities that children need to be able to play with them)

On August 1st 2012, IISG has been acquired by UL (Underwriters Laboratories) a premier global independent safety science company with more than a century, and it’s now IISG “a UL company”. Lear more about UL: visit ul.com >>


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