Product QualityFactory Auditing

1) Laboratory testing

All Grani’s items comply not only with the safety requirements established by law and with the quality Standards decided by the client, but as a company policy Grani have all our existing products tested in accordance with the strictest safety requirements whether issued by EU or US. For example the lead content for a Grani item is tested based on US standard (CPSIA) which has a stricter limit than the European standard.

All our items are therefore tested for absolute safety, meaning higher standards are applied and tailor made testing is performed to assure the safety of the product.

The following a list of tests are usually performed on Grani’s items:

General tests:

  • EN 71 (all parts thereof, including Migration of certain Monomers, Solvents and Plasticizers)
  • Determination of plasticizers (Phthalates)
  • Total Cadmium Determination
  • Determination of total lead and cadmium
  • Saliva and Perspiration Resistance
  • Determination of residual Benzene
  • Determination of Solvent Residue test
  • Sensory test for food contact items
  • Heavy Metals Determination

Where applicable:

  • Determination of certain Primary Aromatic Amines
  • Determination of certain colourants
  • Determination of pH
  • Determination of Certain Preservatives
  • Determination of bleeding of stained paper
  • Determination of organostannic compounds
  • Azo-Dye analysis
  • Determination of certain Azo-Dyes
  • Flame retardants
  • Definition of free and hydrolyzed formaldehyde
  • Determination of pentachlorophenol
  • Determination of certain colorants
  • Determination of mercury and arsenic
  • Determination of Formaldehyde  release on wood components
  • Determination of certain Wood Preservatives for indoor use
  • Determination of certain Wood Preservatives for outdoor use
  • conformity to the cosmetic law requirements
  • Microbiological control
  • Dermal irritation test

2) ICTI

Grani & Partners assigns the highest priority to growing its business in an ethically and sustainable manner. Grani & Partners believes that unethical behavior in the field of social responsibility can represent a risk to workers wellbeing, and as such can have a detrimental impact on consumer/client confidence. Grani & Partners is fully committed to having a positive impact on labour conditions at the factories where its own branded toys are manufactured. For this reason the ICTI CARE Date Certain Program was duly signed on April 24th 2009. The decision to bind all the companies of the Preziosi Group to this pledge will imply that from June 30th, 2010 no single company in the preziosi group will let factories which are not (or at the very least) in the process for being compliant, manufacture Preziosi branded toys.