Consultation Over Revised Draft of Toy Safety Standard Begins in Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago has begun a
consultation over the revised draft to their toy safety that, if/when accepted,
will strengthen its requirements.

Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards (TTBS) announced the consultation in
June 2020 and it will accept comments until August 31, 2020. The revised draft
standard, currently designated as PCTTCS 3:20XX “Safety of Toys – Compulsory
Requirements” will, if accepted, replace TTS/ISO 8124-3:2010.

contains a number of important provisions and requirements. These include
provisions relating to:

  • Defining
    the scope of toys, toy components and toy materials
  • One set of
    migration limits for eight heavy metal elements (antimony, arsenic, barium,
    cadmium, chromium, lead, mercury, and selenium) for each of three categories of
    toy, tested according to ISO 8124-3 or ASTM F963. The three categories, each
    with their own limits, are:

    1. Modeling
    2. Finger
    3. Toy
      materials other than modeling clay and finger paints

NB. Migration of boron for three categories of toy
material are based on BS EN 71-3:2019

  • Seven
    phthalates must individually or in combination amount to less than 0.1%, when
    tested according to ISO 8124-6 ‘Certain phthalate esters in toys and children’s
    products’. The seven phthalates are:

    1. Benzyl
      butyl phthalate (BBP)
    2. Dibutyl
      phthalate (DBP)
    3. Bis-(2-ethylhexyl)
      phthalate (DEHP)
    4. Diisobutyl
      phthalate (DIBP)
    5. Di-isodecyl
      phthalate (DIDP)
    6. Di-isononyl
      phthalate (DINP)
    7. Di-n-octyl
      phthalate (DNOP)
  • Labeling

The proposed
date of entry into force, according to World Trade Organization (WTO) document
number 20-4732, is January 29, 2021.

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