Hong Kong Considers Changes to Toys and Children’s Products Safety Ordinance

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, is advising stakeholders at Hong Kong has recently held a one-month consultation on its proposal to adopt newer standards for four categories of children’s products.

The consultation ran from December 1 to 31, 2022. It covered the adoption of up-to-date standards for four categories of Schedule 2 Products under Hong Kong’s ‘Toys and Children’s Products Safety Ordinance’ (the Ordinance).

These were:

– ASTM F1427-21e1 ‘Bunk beds for domestic use’
– ASTM F1004-21 ‘Child safety barriers for domestic use’
– ASTM F404-21 ‘Children’s highchairs and multi-purpose highchairs for domestic use’
– ASTM F833-21 ‘Wheeled child conveyances’

Stakeholders should be aware a previous revision to the Ordinance was announced in February 2022 and came into effect in September 2022. Information on this and the recent consultation can be found in SafeGuard 137.22

SGS Childcare Product Services
SGS offers a wide range of services to ensure that products comply with relevant standards for childcare articles and children’s equipment. They provide consulting, training, product development, testing, audit and inspection services to ensure that products comply with strict regulations worldwide, demonstrating the safety and quality of juvenile products being brought to the market. After all, it’s only trusted because it’s tested. Learn more about SGS’s Childcare Product Services.

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For further information contact:

Dr. HingWo Tsang
Global Information and Innovation Manager
Tel: (+852) 2774 7420
Email: cp.media@sgs.com
Website: www.sgs.com/hardlines  
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