Switzerland Amends Toy Safety Ordinance

Switzerland has published Official Collection
2021 425, amending Ordinance of the Federal Department of Home Affairs (FDHA)
on the Safety of Toys (Toys Ordinance).

This update to the Toys Ordinance includes
several changes, including:

  • Revisions to the two lists of allergenic
  • Strengthened aluminum migration limits for all
    three categories of toy materials:

    • Category I (dry, brittle, powder-like or
      2,250 mg/kg
    • Category II (liquid or sticky): 560 mg/kg
    • Category III (scraped-off): 28,130 mg/kg
  • Expansion to the number of regulated substances
    from 10 to 11 by adding formaldehyde to toys for children under 36 months or in
    other toys intended to be placed in the mouth (see original SafeGuard
    to learn more)
  • Replaces ‘SN EN 71-3:2013 with corrigendum
    A3:2018’ with ‘SN EN 71-3:2019’ for the migration of certain elements

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Switzerland’s Toys Ordinance contains elements
of the European Union’s Directive 2009/48/EC, so-called Toy Safety Directive,
and Annex XVII of Regulation (EC) 1907/2006 on Registration, Evaluation,
Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH).

These amendments became effective on August 1,
2021. Stakeholders should be aware that toys, which do not comply with these
provisions, can be manufactured and imported under the previous law until July
31, 2022, and may continue to be sold to consumers until stocks are exhausted.

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


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