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Join our experts on September 20 to explore changes to toy requirements for the European market.

Starts

September 6, 2018

Ends

September 20, 2018

Location

Online

September 6: Changes to physical and mechanical requirements for the European market

The objective of this live webinar (45-minute presentation/15-minute Q&A) is to facilitate the compliance journey for toys moving onto EU markets. The webinar addresses the following topics:

  • Changes to the requirements for projectiles, cords and other physical and mechanical properties in EN 71-1
  • New processes in standardization to combine several amendments into one standard
  • Coming into force of changes

Agenda

  • Projectiles
  • Cords
  • How to comply
  • Q&A

Background

Some time ago, European standardization projects for projectiles and cords were created in order to improve both the requirements and safety. Some of the received questions regarding interpretation have now been addressed in changes to EN 71-1. These questions include:

  • How do you assess the length of two or more cords that may cause strangulation in toys for children under three years of age?
  • What are the requirements for foam shaft projectiles?
  • How do you deal with risks from shooting improvised projectiles?
  • Is there a need for an EC-type examination covering toy helicopters?

September 20: Changes to chemical toy requirements for the European market

The objective of this live webinar (45-minute presentation/15-minute Q&A) is to facilitate the compliance journey for toys in the EU. The webinar addresses the following main topics:

  • The three amendments to EN 71-3:2013 on the migration of certain elements 
  • Coming into force of requirements, and compliance dates
  • Expected changes to the full revision of EN 71-3 and the new requirements for chromium VI
  • Developments regarding other applicable legislation/standards

Agenda

  • Amendments 1, 2 and 3 to EN 71-3:2013
  • Expected future amendments
  • Developments regarding other applicable legislation and standards for toys
  • How to demonstrate compliance
  • Q&A

Background

The Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC (TSD) set new requirements for the migration of certain elements. Since the publication of EN 71-3:2013, new scientific data has led to the addition of three amendments to the standard to accommodate improvements in methodology. There have also been changes to lead regulations under the TSD. Major improvements to EN 71-3 and other applicable pieces of legislation and standards for toys will be discussed during the webinar.

Presenters

Hing Wo Tsang – Global Information and Innovation Manager, Hardlines

Hing Wo joined SGS in 2003 as a Senior Laboratory Executive. Since joining the global platform in 2013, Hing Wo has supported a range of initiatives, from product compliance to regional projects. He is a member of SGS’s food contact committee and the chemical sub-group for toy safety. Prior to joining SGS, Hing Wo graduated with a PhD in Medicinal Chemistry and worked on anti-HIV and anti-infective agents.

Sanda Stefanovic – Toy expert

Sanda has nearly 30 years of experience in toy safety, and she has been an active member of the European toy standardization committee since 1990. Since 2004, she has led the SGS toy technical committee and is responsible for the harmonization and development of 24 SGS toy laboratories around the world. Sanda holds a MSc in Industrial Design and specializes in product safety.

Target Audience

These webinars are aimed at:

  • QA managers responsible for arranging compliance in the European market
  • Importers, retailers and manufacturers of toys

Language: English
Cost: No charge

Register here for the session on Thursday September 6, 2018 >

9:00 am GMT Summer Time (London, GMT+01:00) 
10:00 am Europe Summer Time (Paris, GMT+02:00) 
4:00 pm China Time (Beijing, GMT+08:00) 
4:00 am Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)

Register here for the session on Thursday September 20, 2018 >

9:00 am GMT Summer Time (London, GMT+01:00) 
10:00 am Europe Summer Time (Paris, GMT+02:00) 
4:00 pm China Time (Beijing, GMT+08:00) 
4:00 am Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)

For further information, please contact:

Stephanie Pionchon
Global Marketing Manager
t: +33 4 42 61 64 46
www.sgs.com/toys