SAFEGUARDS | Toys and Juvenile Products NO. 034/16

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Hong Kong China 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 China published a press release [1] 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 [2] L.N. 7 of 2016

Chapter 424 Children’s product Standard Current standard New standard

Schedule 1 [3]

(Toy standards)

Toys International ----

ISO 8124-5:2015

'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 [4]

(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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