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SAFEGUARDS | Toys & Juvenile Products NO. 204/15

The European Union (EU) has harmonized EN 71-5:2015 to give presumption of conformity with the toy safety Directive 2009/48/EC. The existing standard, EN 71-5:2013, will cease to give presumption of conformity on 31 May, 2016.

In November 2015, we informed [1] you that the new toy safety standard EN 71-5:2015 for 'Chemical toys (sets) other than experimental sets' was published by the Comité Europeén de Normalisation (CEN, European Committee for Standardization). This standard was expected to be cited in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) to give presumption of conformity with the Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC (TSD). [2]

On 13 November 2015, Commission communication 2015/C 378/01 [3] was published in the OJEU harmonizing the toy safety standard EN 71-5:2015 to give presumption of conformity with the TSD. According to the communication, EN 71-5:2013 will cease to give presumption of conformity with the TSD on 31 May, 2016.

Highlights of the communication for standards cited in the OJEU for the first time in 2015 to give presumption of conformity with the TSD are summarized in Table 1.

Table 1

Standard Parameter First publication in OJEU (2015) Standard to be superseded Date of cessation of superseded standard giving presumption of conformity
EN 71-1: 2014 Physical and mechanical 13 March EN 71-1:2011 +A3: 2014 29 February 2016
EN 71-3:2013 +A1: 2014 Soluble elements 13 March EN 71-3:2013 29 February 2016
EN 71-5: 2015 Chemical toys (sets) other than experimental sets 13 November EN 71-5:2013 31 May 2016
EN 71-14: 2014 Trampolines for domestic use 13 March ---- -----
EN 62115:2005/A12: 2015 Electrical toys 12 June EN 62115:2005 /A11:2012 3 June 2017

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