SOUTH HOLLAND, NETHERLANDS, July 14, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- On 29 June 2013 the standards EN 71-3, EN 71-5 and EN 71-12 have been harmonized by publication in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) (1).
Harmonized Toy Safety Standards
Details of the new and revised standards can be found in SGS recent SafeGuards publications:
- EN 71-3:2013, Migration of certain elements (2)
- EN 71-5:2013, Chemical toys (sets) other than experimental sets (3)
- EN 71-12:2013, n-Nitrosamines and n-nitrosatable substances
On 29 June 2013, the EU Commission harmonized the standards EN 71-3, EN 71-5 and EN 71-12 by publishing Commission Communication 2013/C 187/09 in the OJEU. This means that compliance to these standards gives presumption of conformity with the EU Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC. The process of harmonization of toy safety standards consists of two publication steps:
1 - Publication by the standards organization CEN. CEN drafts and agrees on standards that have been developed in cooperation between authorities, industry, consumer representatives and laboratories.
2 - Publication by the EU commission as a harmonized standard in the OJEU. By harmonizing a standard the EU accepts the standard to show legal compliance with the EU Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC.
Highlights of the harmonized standards are summarized in a Table 1 within the latest SafeGuards bulletin (http://newsletter.sgs.com/eNewsletterPro/uploadedimages/000006/sgs-safeguards-12313-eu-harmonises-toy-chemical-safety-standards-en-71-3-en-71-5-and-en-71-12-a4-en-13.pdf).
Complementary SGS Webinar
SGS invites you to attend the 60-minute complementary webinar "New toy chemical requirements effective July 20, 2013: Are you ready?" on 16 July 2013. The SGS experts will give you an overview of requirements you need to consider depending on where your toys are sold.
- Chemical Safety Assessment under the TSD
- Status of Toy Safety Standards
- Focus on EN 71-3: 2013, EN 71-5:2013, EN 71-12:2013
- Other chemical requirements (CMR, fragrances, etc)
- National legislation
- Other EU applicable legislation
- How SGS can help?
- Live Q&A session
Click here to register for session 1 (https://sgseventcenter.webex.com/cmp0306ld/webcomponents/widget/detect.do?siteurl=sgseventcenter&LID=1&RID=2&TID=22&rnd=1405267050&DT=120&DL=de&isDetected=true&backUrl=%2Fmw0306ld%2Fmywebex%2Fdefault.do%3Fnomenu%3Dtrue%26siteurl%3Dsgseventcenter%26service%3D6%26rnd%3D0.17834676844134967%26main_url%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fsgseventcenter.webex.com%252Fec0605ld%252Feventcenter%252Fevent%252FeventAction.do%253FtheAction%253Ddetail%2526confViewID%253D1257502448%2526%2526%2526%2526siteurl%253Dsgseventcenter) :
16 July 2013, 09:00 a.m. London / 10:00 a.m. Paris, Berlin, Madrid, Amsterdam / 04:00 p.m. Hong Kong
Click here to register for session 2 (https://sgseventcenter.webex.com/mw0306ld/mywebex/default.do?nomenu=true&siteurl=sgseventcenter&service=6&rnd=0.03949202897354698&main_url=https%3A%2F%2Fsgseventcenter.webex.com%2Fec0605ld%2Feventcenter%2Fevent%2FeventAction.do%3FtheAction%3Ddetail%26confViewID%3D1257503100%26%26%26%26siteurl%3Dsgseventcenter):
16 July 2013, 04:00 p.m. London / 05:00 p.m. Paris, Berlin, Madrid, Amsterdam / 11:00 a.m. New York
(1) Publication of titles and references of Harmonized standards under Union harmonization legislation (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:C:2013:187:0010:0011:EN:PDF )
(2) CEN publishes new Toy Safety Standard EN 71-3:2013 for soluble elements - SafeGuards Bulletin June 2013 (http://newsletter.sgs.com/eNewsletterPro/uploadedimages/000006/sgs-safeguards-11113-cen-publishes-new-toy-safety-standard-en-71-3-2013-a4-en-13.pdf)
(3) CEN published revised EN 71-5:2013 for chemical toys (sets) other than experimental sets - SafeGuards Bulletin June 2013 (http://newsletter.sgs.com/eNewsletterPro/uploadedimages/000006/sgs-safeguards-11613-cen-publishes-revised-en-71-5-2013-for-chemical-toys-sets-other-than-experimental-sets-a4-en-13.pdf)
About SGS Toy Safety Services
SGS offers a wide range of services to ensure that your products comply with the EU Toy Safety Directive (http://www.sgs.com/en/Consumer-Goods-Retail/Toys-and-Juvenile-Products/Toys/EU-Toy-Directive.aspx). SGS offers training, safety assessment, technical documentation check, labeling review, testing according to harmonized standards, SVHC screening, inspections and audits. With the largest global network of toy experts and testing facilities around the world - around 20 toy labs worldwide including 5 EU Notified Bodies (France, UK, Germany, Netherlands and Turkey), SGS is the partner to trust.
Please do not hesitate to contact an SGS expert for further information.
SGS is the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 75 000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1 500 offices and laboratories around the world.
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