EU Standard Update – Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC

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”.

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The latest EU Toy Safety Directive (2009/48/EC) harmonized standards are summarized in the table below:

No.Current Harmonized StandardsReplaced Standard
1.EN 71-1:2014+A1:2018
Safety of toys — Part  1: Mechanical and physical properties
2.EN 71-2:2020
Safety of toys — Part  2: Flammability
3.EN 71-3:2019+A1:2021
Safety of toys – Part  3: Migration of certain elements
4.EN 71-4:2020
Safety of toys — Part  4: Experimental sets for chemistry and related activities
5.EN 71-5:2015
Safety of toys — Part  5: Chemical toys (sets) other than experimental sets
6.EN 71-7:2014+A3:2020
Safety of toys — Part  7: Finger paints — Requirements and test methods
7.EN 71-8:2018
Safety of toys — Part  8: Activity toys for domestic use
8.EN 71-12:2016
Safety of toys — Part  12: N-Nitrosamines and N-nitrosatable substances
SubstanceStandard EN 71-12:2016Directive 2009/48/EC
N-nitrosamines0,01 mg/kg0,05 mg/kg
N-nitrosatable0,1 mg/kg1 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
10.EN 71-14:2018
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.


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