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Toy Testing


The customer supplies plush giftware to retailers such as Clintons. Their plush products are manufacture to European toy safety standard BS EN 71-1, 1998 (Safety of toys - Part 1, Mechanical and Physical Properties). To meet this standard, small parts attached to the plush toy must withstand a 90N tension test.


To meet the specification, Mecmesin supplied a test system consisting of a MDD manual test stand, an AFG 250N digital force gauge and a variety of fixtures, suitable for testing a wide variety of plush toy shapes and sizes. This system enabled the customer to determine that the small parts on the plush toys could resist a specified force, meeting the requirements of the European toy safety standard and assisting in product design.


  • MDD Test Stand
  • AFG 250N Digital Force Gauge
  • Small Parallel Jaw Grip
  • Multi Jaw Gripping Fixture
  • Modified Multi Jaw Gripping Fixture


'The Mecmesin test stand, force gauge and accessories meet all our in-house testing requirements and are quick and easy to use. Mecmesin equipment is an important tool in our Product safety and Quality Assurance System.'

Steve Brooker, Carte Blanche Greetings Ltd.