A unique and trusted Mark to provide toy manufacturers with Total Quality Assurance throughout their supply chain and to reassure educational bodies and consumers that STEM learning toys have met the highest quality and safety standards.
As increasing quantities of STEM toys are marketed to younger children, concerns surrounding STEM toy safety have increased. With the increasing demand from schools and the educational sector to source REAL STEM toys for learning, it is important for the STEM toy manufacturing industry to clearly demonstrate that their products are safe and STEM.
The Intertek STEM Mark Scheme answers this need by assuring the highest quality and safety standards for consumers through helping toy manufacturers throughout their supply chain from design reviews to usability and safety assessments.
WHAT ARE STEM TOYS?
STEM toys are those that teach or foster Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) skills. With their end-users being children, the need to balance early development and learning in the area of STEM with safety is crucial.
SO HOW CAN INTERTEK HELP?
Toy associations and governments are increasing the pressure on manufacturers to comply with toy safety, quality, and the necessary labelling for these products.
Partnered with international experts ranging from educationalists to child psychologists, Intertek can help toy manufacturers throughout the supply chain from design, usability and safety assessments to delivering the highest quality and safety standards for younger consumers.
WHAT DOES THE INTERTEK STEM MARK MEAN?
Not only does the Mark stand for compliance with the
regulatory safety requirements for toys, it also represents verification of the
educational functionalities of the toys based on the combined international
curricula and marking schemes of the subjects Science, Technology, Engineering
and Mathematics. The Mark verifies that the toy serves its educational purposes
and brings benefits which awaken and inspire the STEM skills of players.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF THE INTERTEK STEM MARK SCHEME?
For Manufacturers and Retailers
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