Arts & Crafts

There is great evidence showing the benefits of children engaging in art activities that keep them happy and active. Arts and crafts activities are also a growing trend for adults, but what may be good for the mind may not be good for the body. Many of these products can contain dangerous or harmful materials that are hidden underneath the fun activity set. At AM Testing we assure quality services for arts and crafts products. We offer a variety of specialized testing to identify the necessary regulations to have your arts and crafts activity safe for use.

It is a challenge to know the difference between a traditional toy product and a hobby item. They require different testing and regulations to be compliant. AM Testing offers testing and assessment to prevent costly errors and to achieve regulatory compliance.

Products may include: a variety of paints, crayons, markers, chalk, clay, craft kits, paper, etc. It is important to ensure that art materials will not be dangerous to consumers. Arts and crafts are used as a creative outlet by so many, so it is best to keep everyone safe. AM Testing is armed with expertise and can help keep your product safe, ensure quality and protect your brand.

Testing Capabilities

(including but not limited to…)


Use & Abuse Testing F963
Sharp Point 16 CFR 1500.48
Sharp Metal 16 CFR 1500.49
Small Parts 16 CFR 1501
Flammability of Solids & Soft Toys 16 CFR 1500.44
Chemical Testing
Lead in children’s non-metal CPSC-CH-E1002
Lead in paint & Surface Coating CPSC-CH-E1003
Lead in paint & Surface, coating material 16 CFR Part 1303
Prop 65
Total Lead & Cadmium
Phthalates (+BPA)
(LHAMA) Labeling of Hazardous Art Materials Act
(TPCH) Toxics in Packaging Clearinghouse


Mechanical/Physical Hazards of toys CRC, c.931 / SOR/2011-17
Flammability of Toys CRC, c.931 / SOR/2011-17
Chemical Testing
Total Lead Content in surface coatings SOR/2005-109 (8HM) (Health Canada)
Total Lead Content in surface materials Method C-02.2
Total Lead Content in accessible materials (mouth contact) SOR/2010-273
Total Lead and Cadmium in Metallic Consumer products (Method C-02.4)
Total Lead, Mercury, and Soluble HM in surface coatings SOR/2011-17 Sec. 23
Total Lead and Mercury SOR/2005-109 (8HM) (Health Canada)
Soluble Metals
Phthalates SOR/2010-298


Mechanical/Physical properties En 71
Flammability CRC, c.931 / SOR/2011-17
Textile Fabrics – Burning Behavior EN ISO 6941
Flammability EN 71-2:2011+A1:2014
Surface Flash EN 1103
Chemical Testing
Migration of Certain Elements EN 71-3 Part 3+A1
Formaldehyde AN ISO 14184-1
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