Hong Kong has revised its list of standards for toys and children’s products. These new standards will become effective on September 1, 2022
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 Schedule 1 (Toy Standards) and Schedule 2 (Schedule 2 Product Standards) under the city’s Toys and Children’s Products Safety Ordinance (the Ordinance, Cap 424).
On February 18, 2022, Hong Kong issued a press release announcing a revised list of eight standards for toys and seven standards for children’s products falling under the Ordinance. According to the announcement, these updated 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 2022.
Highlights of the amendment are summarized in Table 1.
Toys and Children’s Products Safety Ordinance (Amendment of Schedules 1 and 2) Notice 2022, L.N. 20 of 2022, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Gazette, February 18, 2022
|1||Toys1||ISO 8124-1:2018 incorporating Amendments 1:2020 and 2:2020||ISO 8124-1:2018|
|2||Toys1||ISO 8124-4:2014 incorporating Amendments 1:2017 and 2:2019||ISO 8124-4:2014 incorporating Amendment 2:2019|
|3||Toys1||ISO 8124-7:2015 incorporating Amendment 1:2020||ISO 8124-7:2015|
|4||Toys1||BS EN 71-2:2020||BS EN 71-2:2011+A1:2014|
|5||Toys1||BS EN 71-3:2019+A1:2021||BS EN 71-3:2019|
|6||Toys1||BS EN 71-4:2020||BS EN 71-4:2013|
|7||Toys1||BS EN 71-13:2021||BS EN 71-13:2014|
|8||Toys1||BS EN IEC 62115:2020+A11:2020||BS EN 62115:2005+A12:2015|
|9||Baby walking frames2||BS EN 1273:2020||BS EN 1273:2005|
|10||Bottle teats2||BS EN 14350:2020||BS EN 14350-1:2004 and |
BS EN 14350-2:2004
|11||Bunk beds for domestic use2||ASTM F1427-21||ASTM F1427-19|
|12||Children’s highchairs and multi-purpose highchairs for domestic use2||ASTM F404-20||ASTM F404-18a|
|13||Children’s paints2||BS EN 71-3:2019+A1:2021||BS EN 71-3:2019|
|14||Children’s paints2||AS/NZS ISO 8124.3:2021||AS/NZS 8124.3:2012 incorporating Amendment 1:2016|
|15||Children’s safety harnesses2||BS EN 13210-1:2020 and |
BS EN 13210-2:2020
|BS EN 13210:2004|
|Effective Date||September 1, 2022||In force|
|1Schedule 1 ‘Toy Standards’|
2Schedule 2 ‘Schedule 2 Product Standards’
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