KC Mark Certification for Toys

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What is KC Mark?

Implemented by the Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) in 2009, Korea Certification (KC) Mark is a mandatory certification mark that must appear on products such as electrical appliances, toys, textile listed in the related Korean laws and ordinances. The KC mark is designed to integrate thirteen certification marks previously required by mandatory certification systems from the Ministry of Knowledge and Economy (MKE) and the Ministry of Labor (MOL). By 2011, mandatory certifications required by all Korean ministries will use the KC mark. To comply with Korean government efforts to protect public health and safety, manufacturers and importers of toys must obtain the KC Mark from authorized testing institutions prior to product distribution in the Korean market.

 

Regulation on Toys in Korea

As stated in The Special Act on Safety of Children's Products instituted by the Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE), all toys must fulfill specific requirements, such as safety and chemical testing, in order to obtain the KC Mark. The requirements for toys and children’s products are grouped into three different categories

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Safety Certification

Safety Confirmation

Supplier's Declaration of Conformity

Testing in Hong Kong

No

Yes (Toys)

Yes

Factory Inspection

Yes

No

No

Certification

Yes

Yes

No

KC Mark

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Examples of products requiring safety certification

  • Aquatic equipment for children 
  • Playground equipment for children 
  • Child restraint systems 
  • BB guns for children 

Examples of products requiring safety confirmation

  • Textile products for infants 
  • Childcare articles 
  • Sports protection equipment for children 
  • Skateboards for children 
  • Children's chairs 
  • Disposable diapers for children 
  • Baby carriages 
  • Children's cots 
  • Thermal packs for children 
  • Life-jackets for sports and leisure for children 

Examples of Products Requiring Supplier’s DoC

  • Leather products for children 
  • Sunglasses and glasses frames for children 
  • Swimming googles for children 
  • Umbrellas and parasols for children 
  • Roller-shoes for children 
  • Snow-skis and other snow equipment 
  • Shopping trolleys 
  • Children's jewelry 
  • Furniture for children

Intertek Solution

Customers can enjoy world-leading one-stop solutions with a new level of convenience in obtaining the KC Mark, now with improved speed and streamlined communications, by working exclusively with Intertek HK. 

Benefits: 

  • Shortened time to market with our one-stop solution  
  • Extra assurance regarding logistics and language 
  • Label review and Korean translation service at minimal cost 

 

 

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+852 2173 8632
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