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New Standards Added to Malaysia Toy Safety Regulations

In a recent update to its toy safety regulations, Malaysia has expanded its list of acceptable standards for demonstrating compliance. The changes will become effective on January 1, 2018.
( PR4US.com | Press Release | 2017-05-17 14:29:42 )
In October 2016, Malaysia updated its Toy Safety Regulations to include some editorial changes to Schedule 2, designed to clarify terminology, and expand the list of standards recognized as demonstrating compliance with national toy safety requirements.

The enhanced list of standards now includes:

• ASTM F963
• EN 62115 and EN 71 Parts 1 to 5
• IEC 62115
• ISO 8124 Parts 1 to 4

Highlights from the list of acceptable toy safety standards, include:

• Mechanical and physical properties:
o EN 71-1
o ISO 8124-1
o MS ISO 8124-1
• Flammability:
o EN 71-2
o ISO 8124-2
o MS ISO 8124-2
• Migration of certain elements:
o EN 71-3
o ISO 8124-3
o MS ISO 8124-3
• Experimental sets for chemistry and related activities:
o EN 71-4
o MS 1774 Part 4
• Swings, slides and similar activity toys for indoor and outdoor family domestic use:
o ISO 8124-4
• Chemical toys (sets) other than experimental sets:
o EN 71-5
o MS 1774 Part 5
• Certain phthalate esters in toys and children’s products:
o ISO 8124-6
• Graphical symbol for age warning labeling:
o MS 1774 Part 6
• Electric toys:
o EN 62115
o IEC 62115
o MS 62115
• Toys:
o ASTM F963

Stakeholders should be aware that the new acceptable standards will become effective on January 1, 2018. Until that time, the Malaysian standards, denoted by MS and MS ISO in the list above, are in force and will continue to be in force after January 1, 2018. The exception is MS 1774 Part 6 for graphical symbol for age warning labeling, which will only remain effective until December 31, 2017. After this, they will be covered by, for example, EN 71-1 and ISO 8124.1.

Sales of toys in Malaysia are governed by the Consumer Protection (Safety Standards for Toys) Regulations 2009, P.U. (A) 275/2009, known as the ‘Principal Regulations’, and they fall under the Consumer Protection Act 1999. Toys destined for Malaysia are also regulated by the Consumer Protection (Certificate of Conformance and Conformity Mark of Safety Standards) Regulations 2010, P.U. (A) 253/2010, and its amendment, P.U. (A) 252/2016

The new amendment will become effective on January 1, 2018.

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For further information contact:

Hing Wo Tsang
Global Hardlines Information and Innovation Manager
Tel:(+852) 2774 7420
Email: cts.media@sgs.com
Website: www.sgs.com/hardlines

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