Hong Kong – Toys and Children’s Products Safety Ordinance (Cap. 424) Updated

Vol. 1071 | April 08, 2019

The Commerce and Economic Development Bureau (CEDB) of Hong Kong has updated the versions of some of the safety standards for toys and children’s products listed in Toys and Children’s Products Safety Ordinance (Cap. 424). It will be effective from 1 October 2019.

The following table shows those standards that have been updated for toys, listed in Schedule 1 of the Ordinance:

Updated Standards

Standard Title

ISO 8124-1:2018

Safety of toys – Part 1: Safety aspects related to mechanical and physical properties

ISO 8124-4:2014 (incorporating Amendment 1:2017)

Safety of toys – Part 4: Swings, slides and similar activity toys for indoor and outdoor family domestic use

BS EN 71-3:2013 + A3:2018

Safety of toys – Part 3: Migration of certain elements

BS EN 71-7:2014 + A2:2018

Safety of toys – Part 7: Finger paints – Requirements and test methods

BS EN 71-8:2018

Safety of toys – Part 8: Activity toys for domestic use

BS EN 71-14:2014 + A1:2017

Safety of toys – Part 14: Trampolines for domestic use

The following table shows those standards which have been updated for Children’s Products, listed in Schedule 2 of the Ordinance:

Updated Standards

Standard Title

ASTM F1004-18

Standard consumer safety specification for expansion gates and expandable enclosures

BS EN 716-1:2017

Furniture – Children’s cots and folding cots for domestic use – Part 1: Safety requirements

BS EN 716-2:2017

Furniture – Children’s cots and folding cots for domestic use – Part 2: Test methods

BS EN 14988:2017

Children's high chairs. Requirements and test methods

ASTM F404-18

Standard consumer safety specification for high chairs

BS EN 71-3:2013 + A3:2018

Safety of toys – Part 3: Migration of certain elements

ASTM F406-17

Standard consumer safety specification for non-full-size baby cribs/play yards

If the importer or distributor intends to use these standards to demonstrate compliance with the Hong Kong Ordinance, then the products must comply with these latest updated versions of the standards if they are placed on the market after 1 October 2019.

For a full list of the standards that are accepted under this Ordinance, please visit: https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap424!en@2018-08-01T00:00:00

For more information, please contact:

Carl Tso
carl.tso@intertek.com
852 3760 6364

 

 

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