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Update toy regulations in the UK to specify standard EN 71-13


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2023-07-12

Update toy regulations in the UK to specify standard EN 71-13

On June 22, 2023, the UK Department of Commerce, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) issued Announcement 0084/23, updating the list of designated standards for the UK Toy (Safety) Regulations 2011 (S.I. 2011 No. 1881), which was implemented on June 22, 2023.


The update involves a toy standard in EN 71-13.


The complete list of designated standards referred to in the UK Toy (Safety) Regulations 2011 (S.I. 2011 No. 1881) (starting from June 22, 2023) is as follows:

 

No.

Reference standards

Substituted standard

The date when the replaced standard no longer serves as the specified standard

1

EN 71-1:2014+A1:2018

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2

EN 71-2:2020

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3

EN 71-3:2019+A1:2021
(Note: Regarding Article 7 of the standard, it should be understood that the sample should not be composed of composite materials before the migration testing and analysis stage.)

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4

EN 71-4:2020 

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5

EN 71-5:2015

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6

EN 71-7:2014+A3:2020

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7

EN 71-8:2018

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8

EN 71-12:2016(*Note)

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9

EN 71-13:2021+A1:2022

EN 71-13:2021

2023.06.22

10

EN 71-14:2018

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11

EN 62115:2005
EN 62115:2005/A2:2011
EN 62115:2005/A11:2012
EN 62115:2005/A12:2015
EN 62115:2005/A2:2011/AC:2011
EN 62115:2005/A11:2012/AC:2013

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*Note: The limit value in point a of Table 2 in clause 4.2 of standard EN 71-12:2016 (i.e. for elastomeric toys intended for use by children under 36 months old and intended or likely to be placed in the mouth) is lower than the limit value specified in point 8 of Part 3 of Schedule 2 of the UK Toys (Safety) Regulations 2011 (S.I. 2011 No. 1881). These limits are as follows:

 

Substance

Standard EN 71-12:2016

UK Toys (Safety) Regulations 2011 (S.I. 2011 No. 1881)

N-neneneba nitrosamine

0.01 mg/kg

0.05 mg/kg

N-nitroso-compound

0.1 mg/kg

1 mg/kg

 

The standard EN 71-13:2021+A1:2022 applies to olfactory board game toys, makeup set toys, and taste game toys, as well as their additional devices. The standard specifies the use, quantity, and concentration of substances and mixtures in these game toys and set toys.


Olfactory board game is a toy designed to help children learn to recognize different odors or fragrances. It includes olfactory identification and/or taste, as taste is ultimately achieved through olfactory identification of odor and aroma. Cosmetic kit refers to toys aimed at helping children learn to make spices, soap, face cream, shampoo, bath liquid, lip gloss, lipstick or other cosmetics, toothpaste and hair conditioner. Gustative game toys (also known as Gustative Kit or Food Kit) refer to toys that allow children to make candy or dishes, involving the use of food ingredients such as candy, liquid, powder, and spices.

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