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Hong Kong Consults on Changes to Safety Standards for Toys and Children’s Products

Hong Kong is currently consulting on proposed changes to its safety standards for toys and juvenile products.
( PR4US.com | Press Release | 2018-12-20 10:47:03 )
Stakeholders have until December 31, 2018, to comment on proposals by the Hong Kong authorities to update safety standards for certain toys and children’s products.

The consultation was launched on December 1, 2018. It proposes the adoption of five categories of Schedule 2 products and up-to-date versions of international toy safety standards.

The five categories of Schedule 2 products are:
• Children’s safety barriers for domestic use
• Children’s cots for domestic use
• Children’s high chairs and multi-purpose high chairs for domestic use
• Children’s paints
• Playpens for domestic use

The updated international standards are:
• Toys:
o International - ISO 8124-1:2018 and ISO 8124-4:2014/ Amd.1:2017
o British/European - BS EN 71-3 +A3:2018, BS EN 71-7:2014 +A2:2018, BS EN 71-8:2018 and BS EN 71-14:2014 +A1:2017
• Child safety barriers for domestic use:
o American - ASTM F1004-18
• Children’s cots for domestic use:
o British/European - BS EN 716-1:2017 and BS EN 716-2:2017
• Children’s high chairs and multi-purpose high chairs for domestic use:
o American - ASTM F404-18
o British/European - BS EN 14988:2017
• Children’s paints:
o British/European - BS EN 71-3:2013+A3:2018
• Playpens for domestic use:
o American - ASTM F406-17

If adopted, these standards will be applied to products offered onto the market in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Toys and Children’s Safety Ordinance stipulates that toys and children’s products are obliged to comply with all the applicable requirements in any one of the safety standards specified in Schedules 1 and 2 of the Ordinance.

Stakeholders have until December 31, 2018, to comment.

SGS Toy & Juvenile Product Services
SGS offers a wide range of services to ensure that products comply with relevant standards for toys and juvenile products. They provide consulting, training, product development, testing, audit and inspection services to ensure that products comply with strict regulations worldwide, demonstrating the safety and quality of toys and juvenile products being brought to the market. Learn more about SGS’s Toy & Juvenile Product Services. [https://www.sgs.com/en/consumer-goods-retail/toys-and-juvenile-products]

SGS SafeGuardS keep you up to date with the latest news and developments in the consumer goods industry. Read the full Hong Kong Consults Standards for Toys and Children’s Products SafeGuardS. [www.sgs.com/en/news/2018/12/safeguards-15818-hong-kong-consults-standards-for-toys-and-children-products]

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For further information contact:

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

About SGS
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 95,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,400 offices and laboratories around the world.


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