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January 23rd, 2017
White Paper: Anticipating the Impact of 3D Printing on the Toy Industry

This new UL white paper provides an overview of the advent of 3D printing in the toy industry. It addresses the uses, the advantages and trade-offs of 3D printing, and the potential impact on toy manufacturing. The paper briefly traces the evolution of toy safety and examines the safety and regulatory considerations facing developers of… read more

November 7th, 2016
Council of Ministers Agrees with New Limit Values for Lead in Toys

European Union’s Environment ministers have expressed support on the proposed amendment to the 2009 toy safety directive, introducing stricter limit values for lead. The ministers, during a meeting, have decided to agree with strengthening the limit values since evidence shows that the current limits are “no longer appropriate” and that they must be aligned with… read more

November 7th, 2016
ASTM Releases Updated Standard for Toy Safety

ASTM International (ASTM) has published the 2016 update to its toy safety standard. ASTM F963 – 16 – Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety provides the following updates: new requirements to the already extensive section on battery safety; soaking and compression tests for magnets; changes to requirements for toys involving projectiles; new requirements for… read more

April 25th, 2016
Companies Selling Toys in Indonesia Need In-Market Testing

Details   As of April 17, 2016, toys sold or distributed in Indonesia must have an Indonesian National Standard (SNI) certificate issued by a local accredited certification body (LsPro) or a local laboratory affiliated with the organization.     Why It Matters   In 2013, Indonesia signed Regulation Number 24/M-IND/PER/4/2013 to mandate the use of… read more

January 11th, 2016
Visit UL at Spielwarenmesse – Nuremberg (Germany) January 27 – February 1, 2016

Nuremberg Exhibition Center Messezentrum 1 90471 Nuremberg, Germany EVENT URL                              VENUE URL UL testing experts will be on hand at Spielwarenmesse 2016, the international toy fair taking place in Nuremberg, January 27 through February 1, 2016. Stop by the Italian Toys Manufacturer’s Association, ASSOGIOCATTOLI Booth E-15-2, Hall 12.0, to speak with UL’s toy experts.  UL… read more

October 16th, 2015
CEN Publishes Latest Standard for the Safety of Toys

EUROPEAN UNION – The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) has published the latest standard for the safety of toys, entitled EN 71-5:2015 Safety of toys – Part 5: Chemical toys (sets) other than experimental sets. This section of the EN 71 standard provides requirements and test methods for the substances and mixtures used in chemical… read more

April 20th, 2015
BSMI Issues Announcement for Legal Inspection of Toys Commodities

The Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI) of Taiwan has issued an Announcement for Legal Inspection of Toys Commodities which addresses the publication of the revised version of CNS 4797 “Safety of toys (General requirements).” The revisions include: 1) Changing the limitation of formamide from 2 ppm to 200 ppm 2) The test methods… read more

April 20th, 2015
EU Publishes Updated List of Harmonized Standards

A new list of harmonized standards under Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC was published in the Official Journal of the European Union and notified by Communication C2015 087-02 on March 13, 2015. The changes include: EN 71-1:2014 (Safety of toys – Part 1: Mechanical and physical properties) EN 71-3:2013+A1:2014 (Safety of toys – Part 3: Migration… read more

April 20th, 2015
Egypt Notifies WTO on the Ministerial Decree for the Safety Requirements of Toys

On March 5, 2015, the Egyptian Organization for Standardization and Quality (EOS) has notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) on the issuance of Ministerial Decree No. 134/2014 mandating Egyptian Standard ES 7093/2014, “Essential Requirements for Safety of Toys,” for toy producers and importers. The Standard, which complies with 2009/48/EC, specifies the essential requirements for the… read more

March 16th, 2015
SCSS Releases Final Opinion on Chromium VI Limits in Toys

The Scientific Committee on Health and Environmental Risks (SCHER) has released a final opinion on the migration limits of chromium VI in toys. Considering a 2008 study by the U.S. National Toxicology Program (NTP) on cancer occurrence, the following revised Chromium VI limits have been proposed: 0.0094 mg/kg for scraped-off toy materials; 0.0008 mg/kg for… read more