On the 25th of September 2014 the European Commission (EC) has notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) a revision to the lead limit in Annex II under the Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC (TSD). The EU proposes to adopt the amendment in the first quarter of 2015, with it coming into force in the third quarter of 2016.
THE EU HAS PUBLISHED A NEW TOY SAFETY STANDARD EN 71-12 2016 N-NITROSAMINES AND N-NITROSATABLE SUBSTANCES.
On the 21st of December 2016 a new toy safety standard EN71-12:2016 was published by the EU. Compared with the old one, the new standard has changed a lot and is stricter. It supersedes EN 71-12:2013 which will be withdrawn. This amendment was approved on the 30th of October 2016 and will come into force in June
From the 5th of September to the 9th of October a total of 56 products were recalled in the EU these were made up of 53 toys and 3 juvenile products. The countries of origin are 1 product is from Vietnam, 1 product came from Belgium, 2 products came from Germany, the remaining 52 products all came from China.
From the 31st to 35th week of 2016 a total of 45 toys were recalled in the EU this figure is made up of 42 toys and 3 juvenile products. The numbers and countries of origin are: 1 from Bulgaria 1 from Hong Kong 1 from France 1 product’s country of origin is unknown The remaining 41 products all came from China.
In the EU between the 26th and 30th week of 2016 38 toys and 7 juvenile products were recalled. The country of origin were 4 products from Denmark, 4 products from Germany, 1 product from the UK, 1 product from America,1 from Hong Kong, 1 product from Turkey, 1 product from the Netherlands, the remaining 25 products all came from China. From the 1st
From the 21st to 25th weeks of 2016 42 toys and 5 juvenile products were recalled in the EU. The countries of origin were; 2 products from Germany, 2 from Poland, 1 from France, 1 from Vietnam, 1 from Japan, 1 from Spain, the remaining 39 products all came from China. From the 1st to 30th of June 3
On the 30th of June Australia published voluntary toy safety standards AS/NZS 8124.1:2016 and AS/NZS 8124.2:2016. AS/NZS 8124.1:2016 part 1 Mechanical and Physical properties adopts the ISO 8124.1: 2014 standard but with modified requirements as below： Addition of “fibrous filling material” as an exempt material to small parts clause 4.4.1 .A guide that it is sufficient
PROHIBITION OF CHILDREN’S TOYS AND CHILD CARE ARTICLES CONTAINING SPECIFIED PHTHALATES: DETERMINATIONS REGARDING CERTAIN PLASTICS
Summary The Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission, or CPSC) published 16 CFR 1308 a proposal to determine that certain plastics with specified additives would not contain the specified phthalates prohibited in children’s toys and child care articles. Based on these assumptions the specified plastics with specified additives would not require third party testing for compliance
Children’s Day (in China) is fast approaching and parents are busy buying gifts for their children. Parents should pay attention to potential quality problems and dangers that are belied by their cute appearance. In order to regulate the market for children’s products and protect the physical and mental health of children, administrations for industry and commerce, and
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.