SGS Summarizes EU Proposal to Replace Toy Safety Directive

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has published a SafeGuardS to help stakeholders understand the European Union (EU) proposal to replace Directive 2009/48/EC, the so-called Toy Safety Directive (TSD).

A draft EU toy regulation was published at the end of July 2023. If accepted, it will replace the TSD and bring in a number of high-level changes for manufacturers and suppliers of toys to EU markets. These include the requirement for a digital product passport, the addition of mental health as a risk and more stringent chemical requirements.

SGS has published SafeGuardS 108.23 to help stakeholders understand the draft regulations and its impact. It includes a comprehensive summary of the changes proposed and details of the transition period.

Stakeholders are advised to review SGS’s original SafeGuardS 108.23 for more information.

The EU Commission is currently accepting comments on the draft – feedback period ends on October 21, 2023. The draft and comments will then be discussed by the EU Council and Parliament.

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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). After all, it’s only trusted because it’s tested. Learn more about SGS’s EU Toy Directive Services.

SGS SafeGuardS keep you up to date with the latest news and developments in the consumer goods industry. Read the full EU Commission Publishes draft EU Toy Regulation SafeGuardS.

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For further information contact:

Sanda Stefanovic
Toy Business Development & Technical Manager
Tel: (+31) 651542190
LinkedIn: SGS Connectivity & Products

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