New Toy Safety Regulation Issued in Georgia

Top Quote Georgia publishes new toy safety Technical Regulation based on EU Toy Safety Directive. It comes into effect at the start of 2021. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) February 19, 2020 - Georgia has announced the introduction of a new Technical Regulation for toy safety.

    Published as an attachment to Resolution No. 47 of January 20, 2020 on ‘Approving the Technical Regulation on Toy Safety’, the new Technical Regulation is based on the European Union’s Directive 2009/48/EC, commonly known as the Toy Safety Directive (TSD).

    Toys are defined in the Technical Regulation as products designed or intended for use in play by children under 14 years of age. It also contains, in Article 1.3 and Annex I, a list of products that are not considered to be toys.

    Stakeholders should be aware the Technical regulation includes other provisions, such as:

    • Obligations for economic operators (manufacturers, authorized representatives, importers and distributors), including considerations where obligations for manufacturers are applied to importers and distributors
    • Toys to comply with essential safety requirements – general safety, and particular safety in Annex II (physical and mechanical properties, flammability, chemical properties, electrical properties, hygiene and radioactivity)
    • Declaration of conformity (DoC, Annex III) and technical documentation (Annex IV) – both are to be kept for 10 years after the toy has been placed on the market
    • Warning instructions (Annex V)
    • Restricting a specific list of chemicals in toys for children under 36 months and toys intended to be placed in the mouth (Annex VI)

    Georgia’s new Technical Regulation on toy safety will come into effect on January 1, 2021.

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