As a Spanish manufacturer of dolls for the toy, education and mannequin sectors, the entire manufacturing process at The Doll Factory Europe SL is subject to the laws and regulations in force at national and European level. As Spain is a member of the European Union, our company must abide by security standards regulated by the EU. In this case, the safety regulations are fulfilled in the standard EN71, Safety Directive for toys 2009/48 / CE, published in 2009 and which is integrated in two phases: physical requirements in July 2011 and chemical requirements in July 2013. The design and production to the final product to be distributed in the stores, the toys must satisfy and demonstrate compliance with a complex combination of requirements to reduce accidents related to toys, by identifying the dangers in these, taking into account the predictable use and behavior of children
What is EN71? EN71 is a set of European product safety standards that apply to all toys sold in the European Union. The EN 71 regulation has been established in order to ensure that all toys sold in the European Union comply with the minimum safety standards according to the following factors:


  • Mechanics
  • Noise
  • Fire retardants
  • Chemical composition
  • Electrical safety
  • Health
  • Radiation


The safety of the products is very important, but it is even more so when it refers to products that are (exclusively or not) used by children. In order to make things a little more complicated, the directive EN 71 is not composed only of one part, but of thirteen:


  • EN 71-1: Physical and mechanical properties
  • EN 71-2: Flammability
  • EN 71-3: Specifications for migration of certain elements
  • EN 71-4: Experiment games for chemistry and related activities
  • EN 71-5: Chemical toys (sets) other than experimental games
  • EN 71-6: Graphic symbols for warning labels on age
  • EN 71-7: Finger paints
  • EN 71-8: Swings, slides and toys for similar activities for indoor and outdoor domestic use
  • EN 71-9: Organic chemical compounds – Requirements
  • EN 71-10: Organic chemical compounds – Sample preparation and extraction
  • EN 71-11: Organic chemical compounds – Methods of analysis
  • EN 71-12: N-Nitrosamine and N-Nitrosatable substances
  • EN 71-13: Olfactory table games, cosmetics kits and gustatory games


Each toy must comply with all or some of these parts of the regulation, in our case, for the dolls we must comply with parts 1,2 and 3, physical properties, flammability and migration of elements. This means that our wrists are manufactured with the intention of being as durable and safe as possible, to avoid possible accidents due to small parts (EN71: 1) fires (EN71: 2) and poisonings due to the use of improper chemical products (EN71: 3).

These quality standards are invisible or difficult to identify for the end customer so from The Doll Factory Europe we invite our buyers to request timely documentation to confirm that the toys are in compliance with the regulations in force.


In order for this to be the case, all our products are analyzed in certified laboratories, not only to comply with this regulation, which is one of the most demanding in the world, but also with the rest of regulations of our clients around the world, allowing us to distribute our products. in 5 continents and more than 20 countries. In The Doll Factory Europe we try to advance to the current regulations and adapt our production process to future modifications in this regulation, implementing the necessary changes as soon as possible in order to serve our customers with the highest quality and safety possible, in this way our realistic educational dolls, our shoulders and the rest of our extensive catalog