UK Updates GB Toy safety Standards

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, is advising stakeholders that the United Kingdom (UK) has amended its list of toy safety standards for presumption of conformity with legislation enforced in Great Britain (GB – England, Wales and Scotland).

A notice of proposal was issued by the Department for Business, Energy & Industry Strategy (BEIS) on August 3, 2022. This revises six toy safety standards:

  • EN 71-2:2020 ‘Flammability’
  • EN 71-3:2019+A1:2021 ‘Migration of certain elements’
  • EN 71-4:2020 ‘Experimental sets for chemistry and related activities’
  • EN 71-7:2014+A3:2020 ‘Finger paints’
  • EN 71-12:2016 ‘N-Nitrosamines and N-nitrosatable substances’
  • EN 71-13:2021 ‘Olfactory board games, cosmetic kits and gustative games’

The references to standards are published and designated accordingly under Regulation 2A of SI 2011/1881.

SGS has published SafeGuardS 096.22 to look at the changes. This article includes a table that compares the new and old standards and provides insights that are a useful resource for manufacturers and importers looking to ensure compliance with GB regulations.

Stakeholders should be aware that since Brexit, different rules are enforced in Northern Ireland from the rest of the UK.

The changes came 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. After all, it’s only trusted because it’s tested. Learn more about SGS’s Toy & Juvenile Product Services.

SGS SafeGuardS keep you up to date with the latest news and developments in the consumer goods industry. Read the full UK Intends to Revise Toy Safety Standards for Great Britain SafeGuardS.

Subscribe here to receive SGS SafeGuardS direct to your inbox.

For further information contact:

Dr. HingWo Tsang

Global Information and Innovation Manager

Tel: (+852) 2774 7420



LinkedIn: sgs-consumer-goods-&-retail

About SGS

We are SGS – the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company. We are recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. Our 96,000 employees operate a network of 2,600 offices and laboratories, working together to enable a better, safer and more interconnected world.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to Top