Amazon Children's Product Certification - Japan Site

In accordance with Amazon's policies, selling specific high-risk toys on Amazon Japan requires compliance with designated certification standards.

The "Japanese Food Sanitation Law" (JFSL) imposes mandatory requirements for toys intended for children under 6 years old, primarily focusing on chemical safety performance. The "Japanese Toy Safety Standard" (ST Standard) is formulated by the Japan Toy Association (JTA) specifically for children's toys. The 'S' stands for safety, and 'T' stands for toys. This standard is voluntary in nature. Additionally, JTA has established the "Japan Safety Toy Mark" (ST Mark) to ensure toy safety, allowing toys that meet the safety standards set by the JTA to display the ST logo on their products. While the ST Mark is voluntary, it holds high recognition in the Japanese market. Manufacturers or importers first sign a contract with the Japan Toy Association to use the ST Mark, then submit samples to testing agencies designated by the toy association for safety standard testing. If the samples pass the testing, the applicant will receive an authorization code and permission to use the ST Mark.

The current version of the "Japanese Toy Safety Standard" is ST 2016, which specifies requirements for toys in three parts:

  1. The first part focuses on physical mechanical performance, including material, small parts, edges, tips, and requirements for driving toys, water toys, sports equipment, etc., along with corresponding testing methods. It also outlines packaging and labeling requirements.
  2. The second part covers flammability performance, entirely equivalent to the international toy standard ISO 8124-2:2014. It includes general requirements, flammability requirements for headgear toys, costume apparel, toys accessible to children, and flammability requirements for soft-filled toys.
  3. The third part addresses chemical safety performance, referencing the "Japanese Food Sanitation Law" (JFSL). It focuses on the toxicity of different toy materials, especially PVC, PE, rubber, and coatings.