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Hong Kong Amends Standards for Toys and Children’s Products

SafeGuardSToys and Juvenile ProductsMarch 03, 2022

Hong Kong has revised its list of standards for toys and children’s products. These new standards will become effective on September 1, 2022

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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 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

Entry

Scope

New Standard

Current Standard

1Toys1
ISO 8124-1:2018 incorporating Amendments 1:2020 and 2:2020ISO 8124-1:2018
2Toys1
ISO 8124-4:2014 incorporating Amendments 1:2017 and 2:2019
ISO 8124-4:2014 incorporating Amendment 2:2019
3Toys1
ISO 8124-7:2015 incorporating Amendment 1:2020
ISO 8124-7:2015
4Toys1
BS EN 71-2:2020
BS EN 71-2:2011+A1:2014
5Toys1
BS EN 71-3:2019+A1:2021
BS EN 71-3:2019
6Toys1
BS EN 71-4:2020
BS EN 71-4:2013
7Toys1
BS EN 71-13:2021
BS EN 71-13:2014
8Toys1
BS EN IEC 62115:2020+A11:2020
BS EN 62115:2005+A12:2015
9Baby walking frames2
BS EN 1273:2020
BS EN 1273:2005
10Bottle teats2
BS EN 14350:2020
BS EN 14350-1:2004 and 
BS EN 14350-2:2004
11Bunk beds for domestic use2ASTM F1427-21
ASTM F1427-19
12Children’s highchairs and multi-purpose highchairs for domestic use2
ASTM F404-20
ASTM F404-18a
13Children’s paints2
BS EN 71-3:2019+A1:2021
BS EN 71-3:2019
14Children’s paints2
AS/NZS ISO 8124.3:2021
AS/NZS 8124.3:2012 incorporating Amendment 1:2016
15Children’s safety harnesses2
BS EN 13210-1:2020 and 
BS EN 13210-2:2020
BS EN 13210:2004
Effective DateSeptember 1, 2022In force
1Schedule 1 ‘Toy Standards’
2Schedule 2 ‘Schedule 2 Product Standards’

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