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Updated List of EU Harmonised Toy Safety Standards Published, Showing Two ‘First Publications’ Which will be of Interest to Hong Kong’s Toy Sellers

17 Aug 2018

The toy safety Directive sets out the essential safety requirements with regard to toys. These include the particular safety requirements regarding physical and mechanical properties, flammability, ch...Read More

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China Increases Oversight of Dairy Sector in Drive Towards Domestic Self-Sufficiency

2 Aug 2018

With the hope that 70% of the country’s milk requirements will be met through domestic production by 2020, China is looking to strengthen the oversight of its dairy industry, while also calling on far...Read More

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Canada Adopts Restrictions on Magnetic Toys

17 July 2018

Canada has adopted a restriction on both the size and the attractive strength of magnetic toys and magnetic components of toys, with consideration for functional magnets in electronic components as we...Read More

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New Mandatory Safety Standard Issued for Booster Seats

12 July 2018

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a final rule establishing a new mandatory safety standard for booster seats....Read More

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China Releases a New Standard for Baby Toddler Walking Assistant – GB/T 35448-2017

10 July 2018

The National Technical Committee of Garments of the Standardization Administration of China has issued its product standard GB/T 35448-2017 for Baby toddler walking assistant. It is the first product ...Read More

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CPSC Takes Action on Engineered Wood Products, Baby Changing Products and Activity Centres

6 July 2018

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has recently taken the following actions of potential interest to Hong Kong and mainland Chinese exporters. Products/Issues: Engineered Wood Products, Baby Chang...Read More

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Sweden Investigates Banned Substances in Small Consumer Goods, and Labelling Compliance of Over 20,000 Mixtures Such As Detergents

29 June 2018

Earlier this summer, the Swedish Chemicals Agency published a report on its investigation into the contents of goods which are small enough for children to put into their mouths. These include mobile ...Read More

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CPSC Adopts Safety Standards for High Chairs, Revises Standards for Certain Baby Cribs

22 June 2018

The Consumer Product Safety Commission on 8 June voted unanimously to approve a mandatory safety standard for high chairs....Read More

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EU’s Toy Safety Directive Amended So As to Lower Limit Values for Chromium VI in Scraped-off Toy Materials

1 June 2018

On 17 May 2018, a new EU-wide law – Directive 2018/725 – was published in the Official Journal of the EU. The new Directive amends Directive 2009/48/EC, which is the framework toy safety Directive, by...Read More

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Hong Kong Amends Safety Standards for Toys and Children’s Products

25 May 2018

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. These standards are international stand...Read More

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Toys Imports to China Freed from Inspection and Quarantine Label Requirement

30 April 2018

Imported toys no longer need to carry China Inspection and Quarantine (CIQ) labels....Read More

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Danish Agency Warns Against “Squishy” Toys, While Consumers Are Warned of Strong Chemical Smells and the Importance of the CE Mark on Toys

20 April 2018

The Danish Environmental Protection Agency has issued an announcement urging consumers to avoid perfumed “squishy” toys, indicating that many perfume substances are allergenic. According to the Agency...Read More

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Updated Registration Requirements for Overseas Infant Formula Milk Manufacturers

13 April 2018

New requirements related to all overseas manufacturers of imported infant formula milk products have been issued by the Certification and Accreditation Administration of China (CNCA)....Read More

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Detention Order Issued on Toys Made in Mainland China over Forced Labour Concerns

29 March 2018

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has posted to its website information indicating that on 5 March it issued a withhold release order against imported toys produced by Huizhou Mink Industrial Co. Ltd...Read More

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Brazil Sets Limits for Contaminants in Infants’ Food, Considers Proposal to Amend Food Labelling Requirements

2 March 2018

The Brazilian National Health Agency (ANVISA) has published a new regulation (Resolution RDC 193/17) establishing maximum tolerance limits for specific contaminants in infants’ food....Read More

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Smart Toys Pose Risks Related to the Capturing of Personal Data, Claims Report Issued by German Ministry

23 Feb 2018

The German Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection (the Ministry) has issued an announcement drawing attention to data protection concerns raised by increasingly popular smart toys. Accord...Read More

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Safety Standard for Infant Sling Carriers Enters into Force as CPSC Expands Third-Party Exemption for Phthalates

15 Feb 2018

The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that a new federal mandatory safety standard for infant sling carriers will apply to any such product imported or manufactured after 30 January....Read More

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Alarm Raised Over High Concentration of Toxins in Children’s Toys

9 Feb 2018

In December 2017, the Czech environmental NGO Arnika published the results of a study into plastic children’s toys and accessories on the EU market. The NGO found high concentrations of toxic chemical...Read More

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INDONESIA: Clarification Issued on Import of Uncertified Toys

31 Jan 2018

The National Standardisation Agency of Indonesia has issued a series of clarifications with regard to the import of overseas-manufactured toys. Firstly, named individuals will be entitled to receive s...Read More

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China Compulsory Certification Scheme Extended to Playmats

23 Jan 2018

According to new guidelines issued by the Certification and Accreditation Administration, all playmats sold or otherwise distributed within China are required to obtain China Compulsory Certification ...Read More

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