Hong Kong has 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 October 1, 2020.

SAFEGUARDS | Toys & Juvenile ProductsNO. 044/20

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In Hong Kong, toys and children’s products are obliged to comply with all applicable requirements in any one of the safety standards specified in Schedules 1 and 2 to the Toys and Children’s Products Safety Ordinance (the Ordinance, Cap.424).

On February 21, 2020, Hong Kong published a press release announcing an updated list of 5 standards for toys and 13 standards for children’s products falling under the Ordinance. According to the announcement, these standards are international standards or standards adopted by major economies (for demonstration of compliance).

On the same day as the press release announcement, Hong Kong published the amended list of standards in the Toys and Children’s Products Safety Ordinance (Amendment of Schedules 1 and 2) Notice 2020 under Number 19 to Legal Supplement Number 2 in the Hong Kong Gazette (Number 8, Volume 24).

Highlights of the amendment are summarized in Table 1.

Toys and Children’s Products Safety Ordinance (Amendment of Schedules 1 and 2) Notice 2020
Item Children's Product Standard Current Standard New Standard
International ISO 8124-3:2010
(incorporating Amendment 1:2014)
ISO 8124-3:2010
(incorporating Amendment 2:2018)
ISO 8124-4:2014
(incorporating Amendment 1:2017)
ISO 8124-4:2014
(incorporating Amendment 2:2019)
BS EN 71-1:2014
BS EN 71-1:2014+A1:2018
BS EN 71-3:2013+A3:2018
BS EN 71-3:2019
BS EN 71-14:2014+A1:2017
BS EN 71-14:2018
3 Babies’ dummies
British/European BS EN 1400:2013+A1:2014
BS EN 1400:2013+A2:2018
Baby walking frames
ASTM F977-12 ASTM F977-18
5 Child safety barriers for domestic use
ASTM F1004-18
ASTM F1004-19
6 Children’s cots for domestic use
ISO 7175-1:1997
ISO 7175-1:2019
ISO 7175-2:1997
ISO 7175-2:2019
ASTM F1169-13
ASTM F1169-19
7 Children’s highchairs and multi-purpose highchairs for domestic use
ASTM F404-18
ASTM F404-18a
8 Children’s paints International
ISO 8124-3:2010
(incorporating Amendment 1:2014)
ISO 8124-3:2010
(incorporating Amendment 2:2018)
BS EN 71-3:2013+A3:2018
BS EN 71-3:2019
9 Playpens for domestic use
American ASTM F406-17
ASTM F406-19

Wheeled child conveyances
American ASTM F833-15
ASTM F833-19
BS EN 1888:2012

BS EN 1888-1:2018
BS EN 1888-2:2018

Effective Date In force
October 1, 2020

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