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UK Announces Toy Safety Standards for Great Britain

SafeGuardSToys and Juvenile ProductsDecember 22, 2020

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)
1EN 71-1:2014+A1:2018 ‘Mechanical and physical’
2EN 71-2:2011+A1:2014 ‘Flammability’
3EN 71-3:2019 ‘Migration of certain elements’
4EN 71-4:2013 ‘Experimental sets for chemistry and related activities’
5EN 71-5:2015 ‘Chemical toys (sets) other than experimental sets’
6EN 71-7:2014+A2:2018 ‘Finger paints’*
7EN 71-8:2018 ‘Activity toys for domestic use’
8EN 71-12:2013 ‘N-Nitrosamines and N-nitrosatable substances’
9EN 71-13:2014 ‘Olfactory board games, cosmetic kits and gustative games’
10EN 71-14 ‘Trampolines for domestic use’
11Electric toys:
EN 62115:2005
EN 62115:2005/A2:2011
EN 62115:2005/A11:2012
EN 62115:2005/A12:2015
EN 62115:2005/A2:2011/AC:2011
EN 62115:2005/A11:2012/AC:2013
*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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