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Europe: Updated List of Harmonized Standards for Toys

Standards update for toys in support of the European Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC.

Children playing with finger paints

August 16, 2021

On May 31, 2021, the following reference standards were updated in the list of harmonized standards for toys in compliance with the EU Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC.

  Reference of the toy safety standard
6.

EN 71-7:2014+A3:2020 Safety of toys — Part 7: Finger paints — Requirements and test methods

8.

EN 71-12:2016 Safety of toys — Part 12: N-Nitrosamines and N-nitrosatable substances

Informative note: The limit values in point a) of Table 2 of clause 4.2 of standard ‘EN 71-12:2016 Safety of toys — Part 12: N-Nitrosamines and N-nitrosatable substances’ are lower than the limit values to be complied with set in point 8 of part III of Annex II to Directive 2009/48/EC. In particular those values are as follows:
 

Substance - Standard EN 71-12:2016

N-nitrosamines - 0,01 mg/kg

N-nitrosatable - 0,1 mg/kg

11.

EN IEC 62115:2020 Electric toys — Safety

EN IEC 62115:2020/A11:2020

Informative note: The limit values in point a) of Table 2 of clause 4.2 of standard ‘EN 71-12:2016 Safety of toys — Part 12: N-Nitrosamines and N-nitrosatable substances’ are lower than the limit values to be complied with set in point 8 of part III of Annex II to Directive 2009/48/EC. In particular those values are as follows:

What toys products are impacted?

  • Finger paints
  • Electric toys
  • Toys and parts of toys made from elastomers and intended for use by children under 36 months
    • Toys and parts of toys made from elastomers and intended to be placed in the mouth
    • Finger paints for children under 36 months
    • Examples of toys made from elastomers are balloons and baby teethers.

When will previous versions of the standards be withdrawn?

different standards

Why is this update important?

The new list requires the certification of necessity for specific toys to follow the correct harmonized standard version.
Compliance with a harmonized standard confers a presumption of conformity with the corresponding essential requirements set out in the EU’s harmonization legislation from the publication date of the reference of such standard in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJ).

How can UL help?

UL’s global network of laboratories can already help you to align your compliance with the new list of harmonized standards.

Official Source Link

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/eli/dec_impl/2021/867/oj

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