Many products have been notified by RAPEX (the EU Rapid Information System for nonfood products) because of SCCPs being over limit. The products do not comply with the POPs Regulation. According to the statistics report of RAPEX in 2015, about 62% of the notified products originate from China (including Hong Kong). Product types mainly include Children
From the 28th of March to the 10th of April twenty one toys were recalled in the EU these were 18 toys and 3 juvenile products. The country of origin were; 3 cases Germany, 1 case Denmark, the remainder all came from China. Between the 1st and 17th of April 5 products were recalled in the US these were 3 toys and juvenile products.
Background Washington enforced limits on lead, cadmium, and phthalates in children’s products in 2008. On the 14th of August of that year Congress enacted the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), P.L. 110–314. The federal CPSIA imposes its own limits on lead, certain phthalates, and cadmium (among other substances) in certain categories of children’s products.
In 1971 the Japan Toy Association (JTA) established the Japan Safety Toy Mark Program (ST Mark) to ensure the safety of toys for children 14 years of age and under. The ST Mark is based on three toy safety standards: ST Part 1 – Mechanical and physical properties ST Part 2 – Flammability ST Part
European Union EU RAPEX systems notified 26 cases in which 69% were notified because of risk of Injuries. 18 children’s clothes were recalled because of a safety hazard. They do not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682 because some part of the clothes can be easily detached and could cause choking if swallowed, or
HONG KONG PUBLISHED THE TOYS AND CHILDREN’S PRODUCTS SAFETY ORDINANCE (AMENDMENT OF SCHEDULES 1 AND 2) NOTICE 2016 IN THE GAZETTE
The Hong Kong Government published in the Gazette the Toys and Children’s Products Safety Ordinance (Amendment of Schedules 1 and 2) Notice 2016 on the 15th of January 2016. The Notice seeks to update the safety standards for toys and some children’s products listed in Schedule 1 (toy standards) and Schedule 2 (product standards) under the
The Official Journal of the European Union published Commission Directives (EU) 2015/2115, (EU) 2015/2116 and (EU) 2015/2117 to amend Appendix C to Annex II to Directive 2009/48/EC to add five new restricted substances on the 24th of November 2015。 The proposed amendment at the Meeting of the Safety of Toys Committee included 6 substances, however, the
European Union The EU RAPEX systems has notified 30 cases of which 56.6% were notified because of risk of Injuries. These Seventeen children’s clothes were recalled because the product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682. Some parts of the clothes can become trapped during various activities of a child. A loop can
On the 7th of September 2015, the commission’s official website released the 26th announcement “CNCA designated mandatory product certification bodies and laboratories notice”, The announcement declared Centre Testing International Group Co., LTD an accredited CCC designated laboratories for electric toy products. CCC certification is called the “compulsory product certification system”, the English name is the China Compulsory Certification.
Phthalates has always been the focus of EU Customs inspection on imported toys and childcare articles, and as the EU REACH Regulation comes into force, the number of recalls concerning toys and childcare articles containing phthalates is much more than heavy metals. . According to the statistics of EU Rapid Alert System for Non-Food Consumer Products