The Spielwarenmesse 2014 is one of the largest international toy fairs and will welcome for its 65th anniversary around 74,000 professionals from the toy industry. Visitors will be able to discover over a million products throughout the six days of the exhibition.
SGS Provides Updates on the EU Toy Safety Directive
Since 20 July 2013, all toys placed on the EU market must comply with the new and revised chemical requirements of the Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC. 2013 was a crucial year for toy safety since some chemical standards were revised or published as new standard:
- EN 71-3:2013 (migration of certain elements): Harmonized under Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC on 29 June 2013.
- EN 71-4:2013 (experimental sets for chemistry and related activities): Harmonized under Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC on 28 May 2013.
- EN 71-5:2013 (Chemical toys (sets) other than experimental sets): Harmonized under Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC on 29 June 2013.
- EN 71-12:2013 (N-Nitrosamines and N-nitrosatable substances): A completely new standard harmonized under the Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC on 29 June 2013.
Looking forward in 2014, other toy safety standards such as prEN 71-13 (olfactory board games, cosmetic kits and gustative games) are still under development.
During the Nuremberg Toy Fair, SGS experts will assist visitors and all actors in the EU toy industry concerned with reaching safety as well as chemical compliance. Throughout the fair, they will be available to clarify uncertainties relating to the EU Toy Safety Directive (chemical requirements, safety assessments)
SGS’s presence at the Nuremberg Toy Fair will be an opportunity to provide toy professionals with an update on the comprehensive solutions the company offers throughout the supply chain to help their clients ensure that their toys comply with all applicable regulations in Europe and worldwide.
About SGS Services for Toys and Juvenile Products
With its global network of laboratories, SGS is able to provide a wide range of services including consultancy and analytical testing for toys (http://www.sgs.com/
Should you have any questions, please contact your SGS representative.
SGS Consumer Testing Services
Global Marketing Manager - Toys and Juvenile Products
t: +33 4 42 61 64 46
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