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List of Toy Manufacturers in China: Plush, Wood, RC, Plastic & More

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Looking for toys and children’s products manufacturers in Mainland China? In this article, we list some of China’s leading suppliers for the following toy categories:

  • Plus and soft toys
  • Educational toys
  • Electronic and RC toys
  • Wooden toys
  • Plastic toys

In addition, you’ll also learn what every importer must know about toy safety standards, minimum order quantity requirements and the best supplier directories for sourcing additional toy manufacturers.

Plush & Soft Toy Manufacturers

plush toys

Woodfield Toys Limited

Founded in 2009, Woodfield Toys Limited is a well-known manufacturer of soft and activity toys that export their products to global clients like Target, WalMart, Disney, Toys Rus, and Tommy. Their head office and the 5000 sqm factory is based in Dongguan, Guangdong, Mainland China.

The product range from Woodfield Toys is not only limited to soft toys but include several other products like:

  • Playmats
  • Rattles
  • Chimes
  • Teethers
  • Bibs
  • Blankets
  • Bedding products

They also offer OEM services to their clients with a promise to develop customize products according to client’s specifications in just three days.

Woodfield Toys exports 100% of their products to North America and Europe. They currently employ around 400 people with a monthly capacity of 150,000 pieces. On average, they offer 20 new product designs every month.

Address: No. 13 Shangkeng Industrial, District, Changping Town, Dongguan, Guangdong, China (523560) Continue Reading →

EN 71 & Toy Safety When Importing from China

EN 71

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EN 71 compliance is mandatory when importing toys to the European Union. Yet, many Importers fail to understand that EN 71 compliance is more complex than a printed CE mark.

In this article, we explain what EN 71 really is, and what you must do to ensure that your imported toys are compliant. The alternative is not an option.

What is EN 71?

EN71 is a set of European Product Safety standard that applies to all toys sold in the European Union.

EN 71, which is also a part of the CE directive, has been put in place to ensure that all toys sold in the EU meet certain minimum safety standards on the following factors: Continue Reading →

[Case Study] The Body Positive Dolls: Shaping up the Toy Industry

body positive dolls

Only 6 months ago, the Mirror Movement was only an idea. As of today, they just launched their very first product on Kickstarter.

They signed up for the Starter Package in March this year, just before they ordered their first prototype.

In this case study, you will learn how they made it this far in only a few months, and how Simon Stokes and his wife are about to, quite literally, change the shape of the doll industry as we know it.

First question. How did you come up with this product idea?

My wife is passionate about helping reduce the impact of negative body image on young people, after revealing her own 20 year battle with an eating disorder.

This passion spurred her on to develop the Mirror Movement in November of 2017, a movement for mothers with food and body image issues that also have daughters.

After overhearing our daughters playing in the bath one night, our eldest daughter commented on how beautiful Barbie’s body was.

This alarmed my wife, after all, Barbie’s body is unattainable and unrealistic and she began thinking about the lack of size diversity in our children’s world. This led to her coming up with the idea of a doll range that highlighted the varying shapes and sizes that we come in.

These body sizes are based around the shapes of fruit; you can’t have a fruit salad with one fruit, nor can you have a society that only promotes one body shape.

And this is the first product you’ve launched?

Yes. For the past 25 years I have been working as a teacher, teaching abroad and in Australia. It wasn’t until my wife, who was also a teacher, had the desire to follow her passion to create the Mirror Movement, that the direction of our lives took a turn.

I never imagined that we would be learning how to develop and sell products. It has been an exciting, yet challenging time, but one where i have learned a lot. Continue Reading →

CPSIA – Importing Children’s products from China to the US

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The CPSIA (Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act) regulates all imported (and domestically manufactured) toys and children’s products in the United States.

In this article we guide you through the various aspects of the CPSIA, including regulated substances, ASTM standards, documentation, lab testing and CPSIA tracking labels.

We also explain what you need to think about when sourcing Chinese manufacturers of toys and children’s products – and why failing to secure compliance with the CPSIA is a recipe for financial ruin.

CPSIA regulated products

While the term “children’s product” might be rather vague, the CPSC determines any consumer product matching one or more of the following, to be classified as a “children’s product”: Continue Reading →

Importing Toys & Children’s Products from China – A Complete Guide

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Largely concentrated in Guangdong province, and Shantou city in particular, China’s toy industry is the worlds largest. Startups and Multinationals alike, are importing toys directly from Chinese manufacturers. In this Product Guide, we explain what importers must know about Toy Safety Regulations, Labelling Requirements and Testing Requirements. In addition, we also explain why compliance with overseas standards and directives cannot be taken for granted, when sourcing manufacturers in China, and other Asian countries.

Toy Safety Regulations

For obvious reasons, specific safety standards and substance restrictions apply to toys, and other children’s products, in most developed markets. The scope of products fitting inside the definition of a toy, or a children’s product, is wide. That said, most applicable directives and standards can be grouped in at least one of the following categories: Continue Reading →

Children’s & Baby Clothing Manufacturers in China: A Complete Guide

Baby Clothing Manufacturing in Asia

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In this week’s product guide, we share our expertise on children’s and baby clothing manufacturing in China. What may not come as a surprise, especially not for our regular readers, is that the emphasis in this guide lies on product compliance: including substance regulations, labelling requirements and physical properties. In addition, we also explain what you must know about product testing – and why importers in this field are wise to stay away from ready made ‘off shelf’ items.

Challenges When Importing Children’s & Baby Clothing

Children’s products, including clothing, are strictly regulated in all major markets, including the United States, Australia and the European Union. Noncompliance penalties are severe, and range between US$5, 000 to US$100, 000, per violation, in the United States. Penalties in Europe, for example the United Kingdom, are slightly lower, but can result in imprisonment of up to 6 months, and a fine of £5,000 per violation. That is, of course, in addition to the obvious fact that all non-compliant baby and children’s clothing are subject to an immediate forced recall. Continue Reading →