Toys contribute to child development and play is an essential part of growing up. However, toys have to be safe for children to play with. Ensuring that toys marketed in the EU do not put children at risk is a priority. EU legislation aims to ensure that toys meet safety requirements that are amongst the strictest in the world, especially in relation to the use of chemicals in toys. This Infoclip illustrates how toys are tested to check their safety. It shows how a specialised company performs tension test, impact and fire test to toys, so that they are suitable and safe for children. It also shows toys in a toy store.