EU Updates Standard for Olfactory Board Games, Cosmetic Kits and Gustative Games

Suppliers of olfactory board games, cosmetic toy kits
and gustative games are reminded the European
Committee for Standardization (CEN) has recently published an updated version
of their safety standard – EN 71-13:2021.

Issued in April 2021, the
2021 iteration of the standard covers the use of substances and mixtures in
these products and their supplementary sets. In comparison to the 2014 version,
the new standard contains changes to:

  • Further requirements
    for all types of olfactory board games
  • General requirements
    for cosmetic kits and gustative games
  • General equipment and
    child resistant containers
  • Warnings and markings
  • Information on first
    aid and contents labeling

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To see a comprehensive overview of the differences between
the 2014 and 2021 versions of the standard, view SGS’s original SafeGuard

The standard is expected to be given the status of a
national standard by October 2021. Conflicting national standards must be
withdrawn by April 2022. It is also expected that the standard will be
harmonized with the European Toy Safety Directive upon acceptance by the
European Commission and publication in the Official Journal of the EU (OJEU).

SGS EU Toy Directive Services

SGS offers a wide range
of services to ensure that products comply with the EU Toy Safety Directive.
They offer training, safety/risk assessment, technical documentation check,
labelling review, testing according to harmonized standards, SVHC screening, inspections
and audits. They have the world’s largest network of toy experts and testing
facilities, including around 20 toy laboratories and three 3 EU Notified Bodies
(France, Germany and Netherlands). Learn more
about SGS’s
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keep you up to date with the latest news and developments in the consumer goods
industry. Read the full CEN Publishes EN
71-13:2021 for Certain Games and Kits

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further information contact:

Dr. HingWo Tsang

Global Information and Innovation Manager

Tel: (+852) 2774 7420





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