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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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Argentina Sets New Technical Requirements for Bicycle Tyres

25 May 2018

Argentina has adopted new technical requirements for bicycle tyres, including quality and marking/labelling requirements....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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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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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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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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Highest EU Court Confirms Annulment of Anti-dumping Duties on Giant’s Bicycles from Mainland China; Ramifications Ensue for Other Companies As Well

12 Jan 2018

On 14 December 2017, the EU Court of Justice (ECJ) delivered its judgment dismissing an appeal brought by the European Bicycle Manufacturers Association (EBMA), thereby confirming that the anti-dumpin...Read More

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Canada Proposes Restrictions on Magnetic Toys

24 Nov 2017

The Canadian government is proposing to amend the regulations under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act to include a restriction on both the size and the attractive strength of magnetic toys and ma...Read More

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Ban on Phthalates in Children’s Products Expanded

10 Nov 2017

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has approved the issuance of a final rule strengthening restrictions on phthalates in children’s toys and child care articles....Read More

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Israel Revises National Standards for Toys

9 Nov 2017

Israel announces the revision of their national standards SI 562 part 3: migration of certain elements and SI 562 part 7 finger paints to align with latest EN 71 standards....Read More

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European Consumer Organisation Calls for Ambitious EU Rules to Prevent Toxic Chemicals Entering the Circular Economy

3 Nov 2017

Hong Kong traders may be interested to learn that, on 7 August 2017, the Bureau Européen des Unions de Consommateurs (“BEUC”), a leading EU consumer group, issued its response to a European Commission...Read More

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CPSC to Finalise Rule that Could Ban Five Phthalates by 18 October

29 Sept 2017

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced its intention to finalise by 18 October a rule that could ban five phthalates in toys and child care articles....Read More

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Voluntary Toy Safety Standard Revised; CPSC to Review Changes

29 Sept 2017

ASTM International recently issued a significantly revised version of its voluntary toy safety standard F963 in an effort to revise certain provisions and make certain clarifications....Read More

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CPSC Exempts Certain Plastics in Toys from Third-Party Testing for Phthalates

15 Sept 2017

The Consumer Product Safety Commission had adopted a determination that four types of plastics with specified additives do not contain certain phthalates whose use in children’s toys and child care ar...Read More

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VIETNAM: Toys and Home Appliances Among 114 Products Freed from Pre-Import Quality Inspection

8 Sept 2017

In a bid to reduce custom clearance time for 114 imported products, the Vietnamese government announced to free them from undergoing pre-import quality inspection....Read More

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EU Launches Public Consultation on Migration Limits for Aluminium in Toys

28 July 2017

The European Commission’s independent Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks (SCHEER) has launched a public consultation on the 'Tolerable intake of aluminium with regard to ...Read More

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