EC Declaration of Conformity Added to Requirements for Toys Imported into Turkey

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  • (1888PressRelease) September 19, 2017 - Turkey’s Ministry of Economy has published an internal notice requiring toy suppliers to produce an EC Declaration of Conformity (DoC), after July 10, 2017. The DoC must be presented to import inspectors, along with the imported product’s test results and/or EC type examination certificates.

    Published on June 30, 2017, the internal notice relates to the earlier Communiqué of Import Inspection for Toys (No 2017/10), issued on December 3, 2016. This communication clarified, for manufacturers and suppliers, the use of the TAREKS system and related testing criteria. According to No 2017/10, TAREKS requires the uploading of:
    • A copy of the original test reports issued by an accredited laboratory, or a copy of the test reports approved by the testing laboratory, that demonstrate conformity with the harmonized national standards for toys
    • For toys that do not conform to the all or part of the harmonized standard, a copy of the EC Type Examination Certificate originally issued by a notified body or approved by the regulatory body
    • Original test reports from an accredited laboratory, or the approved copies, showing compliance with the azo colorant and azo dye requirements (for toys containing textile or leather components), and phthalate requirements (for PVC toys)

    Toys offered for sale in Turkey must comply with its Toy Safety Regulation of 2016. In effect, this is a Turkish version of 2009/48/EC, the so-called European Toy Safety Directive. It accepts EU harmonized standards and requirements:
    • EN 71-1: Physical and mechanical properties
    • EN 71-2: Flammability
    • EN 71-3: Migration of certain elements
    • EN 71-4: Experimental sets for chemistry and related activities
    • EN 71-5: Chemical toys (sets) other than experimental sets
    • EN 71-7: Finger paints
    • EN 71-8: Activity toys
    • EN 71-12: Nitrosamines (for children under 36 months or toys intended to be placed in the mouth)
    • EN 71-13: Olfactory board games, cosmetic kits and gustative games
    • EN 71-14: Trampolines
    • EN 62115: Electric toys
    • LED tests
    • Cosmetic tests for Cosmetic Toys
    • Azo dyes
    • Phthalates

    Stakeholders should also be aware that another update was published in April 2017 relating to toys for children aged up to 36 months and toys that are intended to be placed in the mouth. To read this Safeguard. []

    Economic suppliers are now advised to check their products comply with the latest requirements of Turkey’s Toy Safety Regulations.

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