API’s Toy Quality Solutions – Spielwarenmesse


How API Benefits Your Business

API are the toy quality experts of the WORMS SAFETY Alliance. Established in 1994, API is trusted by some of the biggest retailers in Europe. We understand compliance comes first, but also that new challenges require a new approach. We can help you to stay ahead of the game, so you can create better products that are safe to use. We secure the safety and quality of our customers products via laboratory testing (compliance and performance), TCF (Product Technical Compliance File), audits, inspections and sustainability solutions made for this industry.

As your partner, API’s toy quality control specialists work with you on-site in your factory, or that of your suppliers, to offer QC solutions which assure your toys and children’s products adhere to the strictest international standards. These solutions include supplier audits and quality inspections throughout production. Our toy quality management service assures your toys' safety and compliance from raw materials, to production line, and pre-shipment inspections; finally progressing onto continuous random inspections for subsequent shipments too. In addition, our fully accredited Asian and European laboratories conduct a full spectrum of mechanical, material, and chemical tests on toys, ensuring their safety and compliance with your local regulations.
Toy Laboratory Testing

API offer comprehensive laboratory testing for all international toys tests at our labs in Asia and Europe. We are accredited (COFRAC, EN 71-1/2/3).

  • Raw Material 
  • Electrical
  • Flammability
  • Physical and Mechanical
  • Fit for Use and Performance

We understand the new risks (sustainable materials, chemical management), and we can go further to make your products safer.

Toy Quality Compliance Solutions

From product design and development through to shipping, API assess supplier and toy compliance with these solutions: 

  • Supplier Factory Auditing
  • Raw Material and Design Stage Testing
  • Quality inspections
  • Pre-Shipment Random Testing
Recycled Polyester Testing – Verification & Quantification

Ensure your recycled polyester claims are genuine.
Following years of research, Worms Safety Laboratories have pioneered an innovative solution to detect and quantify rPET in textiles. Increasing regulation and consumer expectations has increased the need for substantiation of claims. Even if you know your supply chain, relying solely on someone else’s information and declarations is risky. Accurate scientific testing is the only way to verify the genuineness and amount of rPET within raw materials.

Chem Scan Check™

To support our partners in chemical risk management, we developed Chem Scan Check™ (CSC), which scans for more than 285 hazardous chemical substances in one go. Instead of waiting and paying for multiple tests on expected chemicals with a traditional testing approach, we offer our partners wider visibility, in 72 hours so they can anticipate and mitigate risk.

A chemical scan that gives you visibility on almost all hazardous substances to help prevent ‘unexpected’ non-compliance risks in only 72h.