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December 8th, 2016
EU Member Countries Agrees on Limits for BPA and Phenol in Toys

European Union (EU) member countries voted for the migration limits of bisphenol A (BPA) and phenol in toys for children under three. These limits are covered by a proposed Commission Directive, amending appendix C of Annex II of the Toy Safety Directive. EU state officials have approved lowering the migration limit of bisphenol A (BPA)… read more

December 8th, 2016
CEN Approves Standard on Safety of Toys

The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) has released the standard ‘EN 71-12:2017 Safety of Toys – Part 12: N-Nitrosamines and N-Nitrosatable Substances.’ The standard establishes requirements and test methods for N-nitrosamines and N-nitrosatable substances for the following: toys and parts of toys made from elastomers and intended for use by children under 36 months toys… read more

December 8th, 2016
ANSES Concludes Safety Assessment of Certain Phthalates in Toys

The French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES) has released the results of its evaluation on certain phthalates in plastic toys and materials likely to be mouthed by infants and children under three years of age. It has concluded that there is no risk to children’s health for the following: acetyl-tributyl-citrate… read more

December 8th, 2016
Standards Australia Releases Standard on the Safety of Toys

Standards Australia has released the standard ‘SA/SNZ TR 8124.8:2016 Safety of Toys – Age Determination Guidelines.’ The standard is an adoption of ISO/TR 8124-8:2016, which serves as a guidance for toys in determining the lowest age at which children start playing with toys in specific toy sub-categories and is primarily directed to manufacturers and agencies… 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
KATS Drafts Revisions on Safety Confirmation for Children’s Products

Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) has notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of its draft changes on safety confirmation for children’s products. The changes include the following: Care articles for Children: Addition of physical requirements for children’s bed guards to verify structural safety Physically low-risk products was deleted from the category of children’s… read more

October 20th, 2016
ASTM Revises Toy Safety Standard ASTM F963

UNITED STATES – ASTM International has revised ASTM F963, the Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety. ASTM F963 provides the requirements and test methods for toys intended for use by children under 14 years of age. This standard also provides different age limit requirements, depending on the nature of the hazards and/or expected mental… read more

October 13th, 2016
Standards Australia Releases Standard on Child Seats for Cycles

Standards Australia has published ‘AS 4287:2016 Child Use and Care Articles – Child Seats for Cycles – Safety Requirements and Test Methods (EN 14344:2004, MOD).’ The standard, which supersedes the 1995 version, establishes requirements for child seats for cycles, intended to be mounted on pedal cycles and electrically power assisted bicycles. This applies to cycles… read more

October 13th, 2016
Standards Australia Drafts Standards on Safety of Toys

Standards Australia has drafted two standards for the safety of toys: DR AS/NZS 8124.12:2016 Safety of Toys – Determination of Total Concentration of Certain Elements in Toys (ISO 8124-5:2015, MOD) DR AS/NZS 8124.7:2016 Safety of Toys – Requirements and Test Methods for Finger Paints (ISO 8124-7:2015, MOD) Comments may be submitted until November 2, 2016…. read more

October 13th, 2016
BSI Consults on Draft Standard on Toys

British Standards Institution (BSI) has released the standard ‘16/30337080 DC BS EN 71-8. Safety of Toys. Part 8. Activity Toys for Domestic Use.’ The standard covers the strength of materials, performance testing, and mechanical testing of toys, among others. The draft was released on September 1, 2016. Comments may be submitted until October 24, 2016…. read more