Hong Kong Updates List of Toys and Children’s Products Standards That Demonstrate Compliance

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, is reminding stakeholders that Hong Kong has revised its list of standards that toys and children’s products must conform to for compliance with the city’s Toys and Children’s Products Safety Ordinance.

Published on February 18, 2022, the revised list contains eight standards for toys and seven standards for children’s products. The updated standards for demonstrating compliance are either international standards or standards adopted by major economies.

Under the terms of the Ordinance, toys and children’s products are obliged to comply with all applicable requirements in any one of the safety standards specified in Schedule 1 (Toy Standards) and Schedule 2 (Schedule 2 Product Standards).

The updated standards are:

Schedule 1 ‘Toy Standards’

  • ISO 8124-1:2018 incorporating Amendments 1:2020 and 2:2020
  • ISO 8124-4:2014 incorporating Amendments 1:2017 and 2:2019
  • ISO 8124-7:2015 incorporating Amendment 1:2020
  • BS EN 71-2:2020
  • BS EN 71-3:2019+A1:2021
  • BS EN 71-4:2020
  • BS EN 71-13:2021
  • BS EN IEC 62115:2020+A11:2020

Schedule 2 ‘Schedule 2 Product Standards’

  • Baby walking frames – BS EN 1273:2020
  • Bottle teats – BS EN 14350:2020
  • Bunk beds for domestic use – ASTM F1427-21
  • Children’s highchairs and multi-purpose highchairs for domestic use – ASTM F404-20
  • Children’s paints – BS EN 71-3:2019+A1:2021
  • Children’s paints – AS/NZS ISO 8124.3:2021
  • Children’s safety harnesses – BS EN 13210-1:2020 and BS EN 13210-2:2020

The new provisions will come into effect on September 1, 2022.

SGS Toy & Juvenile 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. In the end, it’s only trusted because it’s tested. Learn more about SGS’s Toy & Juvenile Product Services.

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Dr. HingWo Tsang

Global Information and Innovation Manager

Tel: (+852) 2774 7420

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