The United Kingdom has published the list of toy safety standards for presumption of conformity with its toy legislation in relation to Great Britain. These will become effective on January 1, 2021.
The United Kingdom (UK) left the European Union (EU) in January 2020, and the transition period after Brexit will come to an end on December 31, 2020.
In September 2020, the UK’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) published guidance to assist stakeholders with placing manufactured goods on the Great Britain (GB – England, Wales and Scotland) market from January 1, 2021 (SafeGuardS 143/20).
On December 9, 2020, BEIS announced the list of designated toy safety standards for presumption of conformity with the Toys (Safety) Regulations 2011 (as amended, S.I. 2011/1811) in relation to England, Wales and Scotland.
These standards are summarized in Table 1 and will become effective on January 1, 2021.
|The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy|
Notice of Publication 0006/21 of January 1, 2021 of references to standards for toys in support of the Toys (Safety) Regulations 2011 (S.I. 2011/1881)
|1||EN 71-1:2014+A1:2018 ‘Mechanical and physical’|
|2||EN 71-2:2011+A1:2014 ‘Flammability’|
|3||EN 71-3:2019 ‘Migration of certain elements’|
|4||EN 71-4:2013 ‘Experimental sets for chemistry and related activities’|
|5||EN 71-5:2015 ‘Chemical toys (sets) other than experimental sets’|
|6||EN 71-7:2014+A2:2018 ‘Finger paints’*|
|7||EN 71-8:2018 ‘Activity toys for domestic use’|
|8||EN 71-12:2013 ‘N-Nitrosamines and N-nitrosatable substances’|
|9||EN 71-13:2014 ‘Olfactory board games, cosmetic kits and gustative games’|
|10||EN 71-14 ‘Trampolines for domestic use’|
|*Limit for climbazole (entry 22 in Table B.1 to Annex B) has been revised from 0.5% to 0.2%. The revision to this preservative was based on the ‘Addendum to the Opinion on Climbazole (P64) ref. SSC/1506/13’ of the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) that was adopted after the publication of EN 71-7:2014+A2:2018|
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