UK Announces Standards Showing Presumption of Conformity with Toy Safety Legislation

UK publishes list of toy safety standards for presumption of conformity with toy legislation enforced in Scotland, Wales and England.
By: SGS
 
GENEVA - Jan. 14, 2021 - PRLog -- On December 9, 2020, the United Kingdom (UK) Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) published a list of designated toy safety standards that demonstrate presumption of conformity with Toys (Safety) Regulations 2011.

The list includes:
  • Mechanical and physical – EN 71-1:2014+A1:2018
  • Flammability – EN 71-2:2011+A1:2014
  • Migration of certain elements – EN 71-3:2019
  • Experimental sets for chemistry and related activities – EN 71-4:2013
  • Chemical toys (sets) other than experimental sets – EN 71-5:2015
  • Finger paints – EN 71-7:2014+A2:2018
  • Activity toys for domestic use – EN 71-8:2018
  • N-Nitrosamines and N-nitrosatable substances – EN 71-12:2013
  • Olfactory board games, cosmetic kits and gustative games – EN 71-13:2014
  • Trampolines for domestic use – EN 71-14
  • Electric toys:

-   EN 62115:2005

-   EN 62115:2005/A2:2011

-   EN 62115:2005/A11:2012

-   EN 62115:2005/A12:2015

-   EN 62115:2005/A2:2011/AC:2011

-   EN 62115:2005/A11:2012/AC:2013

Stakeholders should be aware, in relation to finger paints, that the limit for climbazole (entry 22 in Table B.1 to Annex B) has been revised from 0.5% to 0.2%. This revision was based on opinion SSC/1506/13 of the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS), which was adopted after the standard was published.

The UK has published the list following the end of the transition period following Brexit – the UK officially left the European Union (EU) in January 2020 with a transition period that ended on December 31, 2020.

The BEIS has previously published guidance to stakeholders about placing products onto the market in Great Britain (Wales, Scotland and England). For more information, review SGS SafeGuard 143/20 (https://www.sgs.com/en/news/2020/10/safeguards-14320-brex...).

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SGS offers a wide range of services to ensure that products comply with relevant standards for toys, whatever market the manufacturer is targeting. They provide consulting, training, product development, testing, audit, and inspection services to ensure that products comply with strict regulations, demonstrating the safety and quality of toy products being brought to the market. In the end, it's only trusted because it's tested. Learn more about SGS's Global Toy Safety (https://www.sgs.com/en/consumer-goods-retail/toys-and-juv...) Services.

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