Hong Kong Holds Consultation on New Safety Standards for Toys and Children’s Products

Top Quote A look at Hong Kong’s proposed revision to its mandatory standards under the Toys and Children’s Products Safety Ordinance. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) January 06, 2022 - Hong Kong held a one-month consultation in December 2021 over its proposal to adopt new safety standards for toys and six categories of children’s product.

    Under the territory’s Toys and Children’s Products Safety Ordinance these products are obliged to comply with all applicable requirements in a defined set of safety standards. The Ordinance contains Schedule 1 – toy standards – and Schedule 2 – product standards.

    The standards used in the Ordinance are either international standards or those adopted by major economies. Recent revisions to these standards have necessitated the need to update the list of mandated standards.

    The new proposed standards are:
    • Toys:
    o ISO 8124-1:2018 incorporating Amendments 1:2020 and 2:2020
    o ISO 8124-4:2014 incorporating Amendments 1:2017 and 2:2019
    o ISO 8124-7:2015 incorporating Amendment 1:2020
    o BS EN 71-2:2020
    o BS EN 71-3:2019+A1:2021
    o BS EN 71-4:2020
    o BS EN 71-13:2021
    o BS EN IEC 62115:2020+A11:2020
    • Baby walking frames - BS EN 1273:2020
    • Bottle teats - BS EN 14350:2020
    • Bunk beds for domestic use - ASTM F1427-21
    • Children’s highchairs and multi-purpose highchairs for domestic use - ASTM F404-20
    • Children’s paints: BS EN 71-3:2019+A1:2021 and/or AS/NZS ISO 8124.3:2021
    • Children’s safety harnesses - BS EN 13210-1:2020

    To see a list of the current standards, read SGS’s original SafeGuard 163/21.

    The consultation ended on December 31, 2021.

    SGS Toy & Juvenile Product Services
    SGS offers a wide range of services to ensure that products comply with relevant standards for childcare articles and children’s equipment. 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 juvenile products being brought to the market. After all, it’s only trusted because it’s tested. Learn more about SGS’s Toy & Juvenile Product Services. [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 over New Standards for Toys and Children’s Products SafeGuardS. [www.sgs.com/en/news/2021/12/safeguards-16321-hong-kong-consults-over-new-standards-for-toys-and-childrens-products]

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