EU Harmonises EN 71-5:2015 for Presumption of Conformity with the Toy Safety Directive
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  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). 
On 13 November 2015, Commission communication 2015/C 378/01  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.
|Standard||Parameter||First publication in OJEU (2015)||Standard to be superseded||Date of cessation of superseded standard giving presumption of conformity|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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