Daryl Scrivens

Head of Mattel Europa's Global Quality and Regulatory Compliance Team

Daryl heads up Mattel Europa’s Global Quality and Regulatory Compliance team based in Amsterdam where he has worked for the last 18 months.


Daryl is an active participant in standardisation and provides expert input to BSI, CEN, ISO toy safety standards groups.  Daryl is  Chairman of the UK BSI toy safety committee and Co-Chair of the Toy Industries of Europe (TIE) Technical Committee. Daryl has represented TIE at the Member State Expert Working Group on toys and the sub-group on chemicals. 

Daryl has served as project leader for ISO work that aligned CEN and ISO standards on finger paints and also an amendment to ISO 8124-1 projectile requirements that paves the way for alignment of ASTM and CEN standards on projectile requirements.

Daryl is a chemistry graduate of the University of York and his first job was in UK Enforcement (Trading Standards) where he was responsible for setting up a new consumer product testing service for the department.  This facility was broadened over a 5 year period, culminating in the award of UKAS accreditation for a variety of the testing.   

In later years Daryl worked for a multi-national toy company (Kenner Parker Tonka) and then a UK toy retailer (Boots the Chemist), specialising in toy safety, quality and reliability.


In 1993 Daryl  took up a position at STR UK as Technical Manager, moving 8 years later into a similar role within Intertek Testing Services.  Both Intertek and STR UK were EU Notified Bodies under the Toy Safety Directive.  There Daryl led teams that tested and certified a diverse range of child care articles and toys, issuing EC type examinations when appropriate. Daryl also chaired the UK NB toys coordination group.  Daryl is a trained UKAS assessor.


Having spent a total of 11 years with the test laboratories, Daryl then moved back into the toy manufacturing industry, taking up the position of Director of Quality Assurance and Product Safety for Hasbro Europe.  After 10 years with Hasbro Daryl joined Mattel in April 2015 as Director of Global Quality and Regulatory Compliance, Mattel Europe.

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Tuesday, November 15

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