25 May 2018
Hong Kong Amends Safety Standards for Toys and Children’s Products
Hong Kong has amended its list of standards for safety requirements for toys and children’s products. The new standards will become effective on August 1, 2018.
On April 6, 2018, Hong Kong published a press release announcing  an updated list of safety standards for two categories of toys and three categories of children’s products falling under the Toys and Children’s Products Safety Ordinance (Cap. 424 ). According to the announcement, these standards are international standards or standards adopted by major economies (for presumption of conformity or demonstration of compliance).
On the same day as the press release announcement, Hong King published the list of new standards in the Toys and Children’s Products Safety Ordinance (Amendment of Schedules 1 and 2) Notice 2018 under Number 63  to Legal Supplement No. 2 in the Hong Kong Gazette (Number 14, Volume 22).
The new standards will become effective on August 1, 2018.
Highlights of the amendment are summarized in the table below.
|Cap. 424 Toys and Children’s Products Safety Ordinance, Hong Kong|
|Chapter 424||Children’s Product||Standard||Current Standard||New Standard|
|Electric toys||International||IEC 62115 Edition 1.2 (2011-02)||IEC 62115:2017 Edition 2.0|
|Toys||American||ASTM F963-11||ASTM F963-17|
|European||BS EN 71-12:2013||BS EN 71-12:2016|
|Babies’ dummies||American||ASTM F963-11||ASTM F963-17|
|Children’s high chairs and multi-purpose high chairs for domestic use||ASTM F404-16a||ASTM F404-17|
|Children’s paints||American||ASTM F963-11||ASTM F963-17|
|Australian/New Zealand||AS/ANS ISO 8124.3:2012||AS/ANS ISO 8124.3:2012 Amendment 1:2016|
|Effective Date||August 1, 2018|
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