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New Toy Safety Standard EN 71-13:2014 on Allergenic Fragrances in Toys

The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) has recently published the new toy safety standard EN 71-13:2014 for olfactory board games, cosmetic kits and gustative games.

CEN publishes new toy safety standard EN 71-13:2014 on allergenic fragrances.
CEN publishes new toy safety standard EN 71-13:2014 on allergenic fragrances.
May 8, 2014 - PRLog -- This is a completely new standard and is expected to be harmonized under the Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC for presumption of conformity.

On 26 March 2014, the CEN published the completely new toy safety standard EN 71-4:2014 to accommodate the requirements for the use of substances and mixtures in olfactory board games, cosmetic kits, gustative games and supplementary sets to such games or kits. It also specifies allergenic fragrances which are prohibited in toys, marking requirements, requirements on a contents list, instructions for use, the equipment intended to be used during the activity and the use of highly flammable liquids.

New Toy Safety Standard EN 71-13:2014

The new standard EN 71-13:2014 is now available on a commercial basis at the national standards organizations such as the British Standards Institution (BSI) (http://shop.bsigroup.com/SearchResults/?q=EN%2071-13).

Highlights of the completely new standard are summarized in Table 1 within the latest SafeGuardS bulletin (http://newsletter.sgs.com/eNewsletterPro/uploadedimages/0...).

About SGS Services for Toys and Juvenile Products

SGS offers a wide range of services to ensure that your products comply with the EU Toy Safety Directive (http://www.sgs.com/en/Consumer-Goods-Retail/Toys-and-Juve...). The company offers training, safety/risk assessment, technical documentation check, labeling review, testing according to harmonized standards, SVHC screening, inspections and audits. With the largest global network of toy experts and testing facilities around the world - around 20 toy labs worldwide including 4 EU Notified Bodies (France, UK, Germany and Netherlands), SGS is the partner to trust.

Should you have any questions, please contact an SGS expert.

Contact details:

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HingWo Tsang
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t: +852 2774 7420
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Website: www.sgs.com/toys

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