Hong Kong Amends Safety Standards List for Toys and Children’s Products
SAFEGUARDS | Toys and Juvenile Products NO. 034/16
Hong Kong has recently amended its list of safety standards for toys and certain children’s products. The new standards will be effective on 1 October, 2016.
On 15 January 2016, Hong Kong published a press release  announcing an update of applicable and acceptable safety standards for toys and four categories of children’s products falling under the Toys and Children’s Products Safety Ordinance (Chapter 242). These new standards are being used by major international economies for presumption of conformity.
The amended list of new standards will take effect on 1 October, 2016.
Highlights of the amendment are summarized in Table 1.
Table 1: Toys and Children’s Products Safety Ordinance (Amendment of Schedules 1 and 2) Notice 2016  L.N. 7 of 2016
|Chapter 424||Children’s product||Standard||Current standard||New standard|
Schedule 1 
'Total Concentration of Certain Elements in Toys’
|British / European||BS EN 71-1:2011+A3:2014||BS EN 71-1:2014|
|BS EN 71-3:2013||BS EN 71-3:2013+A1:2014|
BS EN 71-14:2014
‘Trampolines for domestic use’
Schedule 2 
(Schedule 2 Product Standards)
|Babies dummies||Australian||AS 2432:2009||AS 2432:2015|
|Carry cots and similar handled products and stands||British / European||BS EN 1466:2004 + A1:2007||BS EN 1466:2014|
|High chairs and multi-purpose high chairs for domestic use||American||ASTM F404-14||ASTM F404-14a|
|Children’s Paints||British / European||BS EN 71-3:2013||BS EN 71-3:2013+A1:2014|
|Effective date||1 October, 2016|
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