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Hong Kong has recently amended its list of standards for demonstrating up-to-date safety requirements for toys and children’s products. The new standards will become effective on August 1, 2018.

SAFEGUARDS | Toys & Juvenile Products NO. 055/18

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Hong Kong has amended its list of standards for safety requirements for toys and children’s products. The new standards will become effective on August 1, 2018.

In December 2017 [1], the Hong Kong government launched a one-month public consultation on a proposal [2] to update the list of safety standards for certain toys and children’s products.  

On April 6, 2018, Hong Kong published a press release announcing [3] an updated list of safety standards for two categories of toys and three categories of children’s products falling under the Toys and Children’s Products Safety Ordinance (Cap. 424 [4]). According to the announcement, these standards are international standards or standards adopted by major economies (for presumption of conformity or demonstration of compliance).

On the same day as the press release announcement, Hong King published the list of new standards in the Toys and Children’s Products Safety Ordinance (Amendment of Schedules 1 and 2) Notice 2018 under Number 63 [5] to Legal Supplement No. 2 in the Hong Kong Gazette (Number 14, Volume 22).

The new standards will become effective on August 1, 2018.

Highlights of the amendment are summarized in Table 1.

Cap. 424 Toys and Children’s Products Safety Ordinance, Hong Kong
Chapter 424
Children’s Product
Standard
Current Standard
New Standard
Schedule 1
(Toy Standards)
Electric toys International IEC 62115 Edition 1.2 (2011-02)
IEC 62115:2017 Edition 2.0
Toys American
ASTM F963-11
ASTM F963-17
European
BS EN 71-12:2013
BS EN 71-12:2016

Schedule 2

(Product Standards)

Babies’ dummies
American ASTM F963-11
ASTM F963-17
Children’s high chairs and multi-purpose high chairs for domestic use
ASTM F404-16a
ASTM F404-17
Children’s paints American
ASTM F963-11
ASTM F963-17
Australian/New Zealand
AS/ANS ISO 8124.3:2012
AS/ANS ISO 8124.3:2012 Amendment 1:2016

Effective Date

August 1, 2018

Table 1

Next step:

Stakeholders are advised to comply with the latest safety standards for toys and children’s products for Hong Kong.

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