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Switzerland Revises Two Standards for Toy Safety

SafeGuardSToys and Juvenile ProductsJune 11, 2024

SG 92/24

Switzerland has issued an amendment to the nation’s technical standards for toys. These will become effective on July 1, 2024.

In Switzerland, toys are regulated under Ordinance of the Federal Department of Home Affairs (FDHA) (Toys Ordinance, SR/RS 817.023.11; French, German and Italian versions). This piece of legislation contains elements from Directive 2009/48/EC on toy safety (Toy Safety Directive, TSD) and Annex XVII of Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (Annex XVII of REACH) for the management of chemicals.

On June 5, 2024, Switzerland published Official Collection 2024 249 (RO 2024 249, French, German and Italian versions) to amend two standards falling under Annex 4 of the Swiss Toys Ordinance 

Highlights of the modification are summarized in Table 1

Item RO 2024 249 amending Annex 4 to Toys Ordinance Annex 4 to Toys Ordinance 
1SN EN 71-3:2019+A1:2021
‘Migration of certain elements’
SN EN 71-3+A1:2021
2SN EN 71-13:2021+A1:2022
‘Olfactory board games, cosmetic kits and gustative games’
SN EN 71-13:2021
Effective dateJuly 1, 2024
In force

Table 1.

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