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Hong Kong Consults over New Standards for Toys and Children’s Products

SafeGuardSToys and Juvenile ProductsDecember 04, 2020

Hong Kong has launched a one-month public consultation on a proposal to update its safety standards for toys and children’s products. Comments are accepted until December 31, 2020.

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

On December 1, 2020, Hong Kong announced a one-month consultation on its proposal (with an Annex summarizing the major changes) to adopt up-to-date safety standards for toys, and three categories of Schedule 2 Products. This stems from revisions to international standards or standards adopted by major economies so that these up-to-date standards are applied to products supplied in Hong Kong.

Comments for the proposal are accepted until December 31, 2020.

Highlights of the proposal are summarized in Table 1.

ItemChildren's ProductCurrent StandardProposed New Standard
1ToysISO 8124-3:2010 incorporating Amendment 2:2018ISO 8124-3:2020
2ToysBS EN 71-7:2014+A2:2018BS EN 71-7:2014+A3:2020
3Bunk beds for domestic useASTM F1427-13ASTM F1427-19
4Children’s high chairs and multi-purpose high chairs for domestic useBS EN 14988:2017BS EN 14988:2017+A1:2020
5Children's paintsISO 8124-3:2010 incorporating Amendment 2:2018ISO 8124-3:2020

Table 1.

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