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New Chinese Mandatory Toy Standard – GB 6675-2014: Parts 1-4

June 26, 2014

On May 6, 2014, the new China national standard GB 6675-2014: Parts 1-4 was published, replacing GB 6675-2003 "National Toy Safety Technical Code". Effective January 2016, the standard details the general requirements of toys, such as phthalate and firearm imitation requirements, as well as common safety requirements to prevent children’s injury.  Products that fail to meet the mandatory GB standards may not be placed on the China market.

Why It Matters
Jointly issued by the State Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine, and with the approval of the National Standardization Management Committee, the standard includes:

  • GB 6675.1-2014 Basic code
  • GB 6675.2-2-14 Mechanical and physical properties
  • GB 6675.3-2014 Flammability
  • GB 6675.4-2014 Migration of certain elements

Major changes include:

  1. The scope of standard is specified more clearly, applying to any product or material, whether or not exclusive, designed or clearly intended for use in play by children under 14 years of age;
  2. Adding of 6 phthalates requirement (DBP, BBP, DEHP, DNOP, DINP, DIDP), which aligns to requirement of European toys safety standards;
  3. The acoustic requirement becomes mandatory and some additional limit are added, such as the LpAeq for close-to-the-ear toy ≤ 65dBA;
  4. Adding of magnets and magnetic components requirements;
  5. Increased flammability requirements;
  6. Expanded the scope of limited hazardous substance;

How UL Can Help
UL testing services for GB 6675-2014 help ensure that buyers, manufacturers and trading companies' are in compliance with the GB standard, and provide guidance for the sale of products in the Chinese market. For more information please contact