SGS will exhibit at the Nuremberg Toy Fair in Germany from January 29 to February 3, 2014. In Hall 11.1, Booth E-03, F-04, the SGS experts will answer all technical questions relating to the European Toy Safety Directive, from EN 71-3 to Chemical Safety Assessment, and provide the latest updates about REACH, RoHS II, CPSIA and other regulations on chemicals.

SGS Provides Updates on the EU Toy Safety Directive

In effect since July 20, 2013, all toys placed on the EU market must comply with the new and revised chemical requirements of the Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC. 2013 was a crucial year for toy safety since some chemical standards were revised or published as new standard:

  • EN 71-3:2013 (migration of certain elements): Harmonized under Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC on June 29, 2013.
  • EN 71-4:2013 (experimental sets for chemistry and related activities): Harmonized under Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC on May 28, 2013.
  • EN 71-5:2013 (Chemical toys (sets) other than experimental sets): Harmonized under Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC on June 29, 2013.
  • EN 71-12:2013 (N-Nitrosamines and N-nitrosatable substances): A completely new standard harmonized under the Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC on June 29, 2013.

Looking forward in 2014, other toy safety standards such as prEN 71-13 (olfactory board games, cosmetic kits and gustative games) are still under development.

During the Nuremberg Toy Fair, SGS experts will assist visitors and all actors in the EU toy industry concerned with reaching safety as well as chemical compliance. Throughout the fair, they will be available to clarify uncertainties relating to the EU Toy Safety Directive (chemical requirements, safety assessments), EU REACH Regulation, EU RoHS II on electrical toys, the US CPSIA, and all matters relating to toy safety and certification.

SGS’s presence at the Nuremberg Toy Fair will be an opportunity to provide toy professionals with an update on the comprehensive solutions the company offers throughout the supply chain to help their clients ensure that their toys comply with all applicable regulations in Europe and worldwide.

About SGS Services for Toys and Juvenile Products

With its global network of laboratories, SGS is able to provide a wide range of services including consultancy and analytical testing for toys and other consumer products for the EU and international markets.

Should you have any questions, please contact your SGS representative.

SGS Consumer Testing Services
Stephanie Meyer-Pionchon
Global Marketing Manager - Toys and Juvenile Products
t: +33 4 42 61 64 46 

About SGS

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