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On February 7th, SGS participated in the official Fair Tour at the Nuremberg Toy Fair. It is the leading international fair for toys, hobbies and leisure and a comprehensive communication and ordering platform for the worldwide toy industry: 80,300 visitors from 120 countries and 2,767 exhibitors from 60 countries.

SGS was invited to participate in the official delegation for the opening of the 2008 Toy Fair Nuremberg.

Our toy expert, who is also the chairperson for the Notified Bodies toys committee, and a representative of the German Ministry of Economics were offered the German study on medical aspects of magnets ingested by children.

Several incidents and accidents have occurred due to ingestion of hazardous magnets in toys. SGS published several regulatory bulletins about this hot topic and has delegated an expert to lead the CEN task group on hazardous magnets in toys and work on the development of a standard.

We will keep you informed of future changes regarding the legislation about magnets.

You can read the latest SafeGuards about Magnets:

  • Update of EU Draft Requirements for Magnetic Toys
  • French warning magnets in toys Mandate magnets in toys

For any query on the above news or on our integrated toy solutions and worldwide capabilities, please kindly contact us.

Stéphanie Pionchon
Consumer Testing Services
t: +33 4 42 26 12 77

About SGS

The SGS Group is the global leader and innovator in inspection, verification, testing and certification services. Founded in 1878, SGS is recognised as the global benchmark in quality and integrity. With more than 50'000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,000 offices and laboratories around the world.