Georgia has announced the introduction of a
new Technical Regulation for toy safety.
Published as an attachment to Resolution
No. 47 of January 20, 2020 on ‘Approving the Technical Regulation on Toy Safety’,
the new Technical Regulation is based on the European Union’s Directive 2009/48/EC,
commonly known as the Toy Safety Directive (TSD).
Toys are defined in the Technical
Regulation as products designed or intended for use in play by children under
14 years of age. It also contains, in Article 1.3 and Annex I, a list of
products that are not considered to be toys.
Stakeholders should be aware the Technical
regulation includes other provisions, such as:
- Obligations for economic operators (manufacturers, authorized representatives, importers and distributors), including considerations where obligations for manufacturers are applied to importers and distributors
- Toys to comply with essential safety requirements – general safety, and particular safety in Annex II (physical and mechanical properties, flammability, chemical properties, electrical properties, hygiene and radioactivity)
- Declaration of conformity (DoC, Annex III) and technical documentation (Annex IV) – both are to be kept for 10 years after the toy has been placed on the market
- Warning instructions (Annex V)
- Restricting a specific list of chemicals in toys for children under 36 months and toys intended to be placed in the mouth (Annex VI)
Georgia’s new Technical Regulation on toy
safety will come into effect on January 1, 2021.
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standards for childcare articles and children’s equipment, including the EU TSD.
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. Their global network includes 20 specialist toy
laboratories, including three EU Notified Bodies (France, Germany and the
Netherlands). Learn more about SGS’s Toy & Juvenile Product Services.
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