On April 7th, 2023, the European Commission published the implementing decision (EU) 2023/740 in its Official Journal of the European Union (OJEC), updating the list of harmonized standards for the Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC. This update mainly concerns EN 71-13:2021+A1:2022 “Safety of toys – Part 13: Olfactory board games, cosmetic kits and gustative games”.
The latest EU Toy Safety Directive (2009/48/EC) harmonized standards are summarized in the table below:
|No.||Current Harmonized Standards||Replaced Standard|
Safety of toys — Part 1: Mechanical and physical properties
Safety of toys — Part 2: Flammability
Safety of toys – Part 3: Migration of certain elements
Safety of toys — Part 4: Experimental sets for chemistry and related activities
Safety of toys — Part 5: Chemical toys (sets) other than experimental sets
Safety of toys — Part 7: Finger paints — Requirements and test methods
Safety of toys — Part 8: Activity toys for domestic use
Safety of toys — Part 12: N-Nitrosamines and N-nitrosatable substances
|Substance||Standard EN 71-12:2016||Directive 2009/48/EC|
|N-nitrosamines||0,01 mg/kg||0,05 mg/kg|
|N-nitrosatable||0,1 mg/kg||1 mg/kg|
|9.||EN 71-13:2021+A1:2022（Replace EN 71-13:2021）|
Safety of toys — Part 13: Olfactory board games, cosmetic kits and gustative games
Safety of toys – Part 14: Trampolines for domestic use
|11.||EN IEC 62115:2020|
Electric toys — Safety EN IEC 62115:2020/A11:2020
This list of harmonized standards replaces the resolution (EU) 2021/1992 that was published by the European Union in November 2021, and from the date of publication of the decision (EU) 2023/740 in the Official Journal (5.4.2023), the latest harmonized standards are immediately effective.
Currently, CTT does not have the capability to test the EN 71-13 standard. We are in the process of researching and developing the testing capability in our lab. Once we have the ability to test, CTT will send the latest notification to our valued customers.
All companies involved in the toy industry should pay attention to the expiry date/recall date of the replaced standard and timely check their products against the new requirements to ensure that their products comply with the standards for export.