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UK Revises List of Toy Safety Standards for Great Britain

SafeGuardSToys and Juvenile ProductsSeptember 13, 2022

SG 109.22

The United Kingdom (UK) has issued the latest list of toy safety standards for presumption of conformity with its toy legislation in relation to Great Britain. These became effective on September 1, 2022.

On September 1, 2022, the UK’s Office for Product Safety and Standards and Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) announced Notice of Publication 063/22 (the Notice) to revise the list of designated toy safety standards for demonstrating compliance with the Toys (Safety) Regulations 2011 (S.I. 2011/1811) in relation to Great Britain (GB – England, Wales and Scotland).

The Notice amends six standards (EN 71 Parts 2 to 4, 7, 12 and 13, SafeGuardS 096/22) and also provides the complete list of references of toy safety standards that are designated for S.I. 2011/1881 as on September 1, 2022. With the exception of entry 11 for electric toys, it is interesting to note that the referenced toy safety standards are consistent with those in the European Union (SafeGuardS 153/21).

The complete list of standards is summarized in Table 1.

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

Part 2 of Annex I to Notice of Publication 0063/22 of September 1, 2022, of References to Standards for Toys in Support of the Toys (Safety) Regulations 2011 (S.I. 2011/1881) (per text in the Notice)

1EN 71-1:2014+A1:2018 Mechanical and physical properties
2EN 71-2:2020Flammability
3EN 71-3:2019­+A1:20211Migration of certain elements
4EN 71-4:2020Experimental sets for chemistry and related activities
5EN 71-5:2015Chemical toys (sets) other than experimental sets
6EN 71-7:2014+A3:2020Finger paints
7EN 71-8:2018Activity toys for domestic use
8EN 71-12:20162N-Nitrosamines and N-nitrosatable substances
9EN 71-13:2021Olfactory board games, cosmetic kits and gustative games
10EN 71-14:2018Trampolines for domestic use
11EN 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
Electric toys

Effective date: September 1, 2022

1Interpretation of Clause 7 of the standard should be taken to require that test portions should not be made up of combined materials prior to the migration and analysis stages of the test
2In point 8 of Part 3 of Schedule 2 to S.I. 2011/1881, the limit values are 0.05 mg/kg for N-nitrosamines and 1 mg/kg for N-nitrosatable substances

Table 1

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