UK Announces Standards Showing Presumption of Conformity with Toy Safety Legislation

On December 9, 2020, the United Kingdom
(UK) Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) published
a list of designated toy safety standards that demonstrate presumption of
conformity with Toys (Safety) Regulations 2011.

The list includes:

  • Mechanical
    and physical – EN 71-1:2014+A1:2018
  • Flammability
    – EN 71-2:2011+A1:2014
  • Migration
    of certain elements – EN 71-3:2019
  • Experimental
    sets for chemistry and related activities – EN 71-4:2013
  • Chemical
    toys (sets) other than experimental sets – EN 71-5:2015
  • Finger
    paints – EN 71-7:2014+A2:2018
  • Activity
    toys for domestic use – EN 71-8:2018
  • N-Nitrosamines
    and N-nitrosatable substances – EN 71-12:2013
  • Olfactory
    board games, cosmetic kits and gustative games – EN 71-13:2014
  • Trampolines
    for domestic use – EN 71-14
  • Electric

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EN 62115:2005/A2:2011

EN 62115:2005/A11:2012

EN 62115:2005/A12:2015

EN 62115:2005/A2:2011/AC:2011

EN 62115:2005/A11:2012/AC:2013

Stakeholders should be aware, in relation
to finger paints, that the limit for climbazole (entry 22 in Table B.1 to Annex
B) has been revised from 0.5% to 0.2%. This revision was based on opinion SSC/1506/13 of the Scientific
Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS), which was adopted after the standard was

The UK has
published the list following the end of the transition period following Brexit
– the UK officially left the European Union (EU) in January 2020 with a
transition period that ended on December 31, 2020.

The BEIS has previously published guidance
to stakeholders about placing products onto the market in Great Britain (Wales,
Scotland and England). For more information, review SGS
SafeGuard 143/20.

SGS Toy & Juvenile Product Services

SGS offers a wide range of services to ensure that products comply with
relevant standards for toys, whatever market the manufacturer is targeting.
They provide consulting, training, product development, testing, audit, and
inspection services to ensure that products comply with strict regulations,
demonstrating the safety and quality of toy products being brought to the
market. In the end, it’s only trusted because it’s tested.
Learn more about SGS’s Global Toy Safety Services.

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Hingwo Tsang

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