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ASTM Publishes ASTM F963-23 (Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety)

SafeGuardSToys and Juvenile ProductsOctober 30, 2023

SG 144/23

ASTM has published a revised consumer safety specification for toy safety, designated ASTM F963-23.

In October 2023, ASTM International published the revised standard consumer safety specification for toy safety with the designation ASTM F963-23. The standard was revised by the ASTM Toy Safety Subcommittee (F15.22) and approved on August 1, 2023.

The revised standard includes changes to the following requirements:

  • Sound-producing toys
  • Battery accessibility
  • Expanding materials
  • Projectiles

The standard was also revised to align with Federal and CPSC requirements on phthalates, toy substrate material exemptions and tracking labels.

When a voluntary standard is incorporated by reference under section 104(b)(1) of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement (CPSIA), the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has 90 days upon receiving such notification from the voluntary standard organization to reject or accept the revised standard. If the CPSC accepts the revised standard, then it will be considered a consumer product safety standard issued under section 9 of the Consumer Product Safety Act, effective 180 days after the CPSC received notification of the revision (or a later date specified by CPSC in the Federal Register).

A copy of the standard can be purchased here.

SGS can help you to sell and distribute your toys internationally. As a global leader in testing, inspection and certification, we have the regulatory knowledge and industry expertise to assess your products and ensure they meet the relevant requirements for sale and distribution in different global markets. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information or visit our website. In the end, it’s only trusted because it’s tested.

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