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Brexit: Confirmation of Toy Standards

On Dec. 9, 2020, the United Kingdom’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy published a formal guidance document for Brexit, which confirms the designated standards for toy safety.

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January 12, 2021

On Dec. 9, 2020, the United Kingdom’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy published Notice 006/21 of Jan. 1, 2021, of references to standards for toys in support of the Toys (Safety) Regulations 2011 (S.I. 2011/1881), a formal guidance document for Brexit, which confirms the designated standards for toy safety.

Based on the details provided below, the United Kingdom will accept European Standard (EN) 71 Safety of Toy standards series:

  • EN 71-1:2014+A1:2018
    Safety of toys — Part 1: Mechanical and physical properties
  • EN 71-2:2011+A1:2014
    Safety of toys — Part 2: Flammability
  • EN 71-3:2019
    Safety of toys — Part 3: Migration of certain elements
  • EN 71-4:2013
    Safety of toys — Part 4: Experimental sets for chemistry and related activities
  • EN 71-5:2015
    Safety of toys — Part 5: Chemical toys (sets) other than experimental sets
  • EN 71-7:2014+A2:2018
    Safety of toys — Part 7: Finger paints - Requirements and test methods
  • EN 71-8:2018
    Safety of toys — Part 8: Activity toys for domestic use
  • EN 71-12:2013
    Safety of toys — Part 12: N-Nitrosamines and N-nitrosatable substances
  • EN 71-13:2014
    Safety of toys — Part 13: Olfactory board games, cosmetic kits and gustative games
  • EN 71-14:2018
    Safety of toys — Part 14: Trampolines for domestic use
  • EN 62115:2005
    Electric toys — Safety:
    - 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

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