New China National Toy Standards GB 6675-2014 Approved and Officially Published

Vol. 775 | June 23, 2014

On May 6, 2014, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People's Republic of China (AQSIQ) and Standardization Administration of the People's Republic of China (SAC) jointly announced the approval of four new national standards for toys under GB 6675, which are:

GB 6675.1-2014 "Toy safety - Part 1: Basic code"
GB 6675.2-2014 "Safety of toys - Part 2: Mechanical and physical properties"
GB 6675.3-2014 "Safety of toys - Part 3: Flammability"
GB 6675.4-2014 "Safety of toys - Part 4: Migration of certain elements"

The new standards will supersede existing toy standard GB 6675-2003 and take effect on January 1, 2016. Intertek participates in the preparation of new toy standards and actively implements them. In comparison to GB 6675-2003, the major changes are summarized as follow:

  • The approved new GB 6675 includes four parts. Part 1 outlines the basic safety requirements for toys, its implementation and supervision, and legal responsibilities, etc. Parts 2 to 4 specify technical requirements to align with the updated international toy standards ISO 8124.

  • "Part 1: Basic code"
    - Requirement of phthalates is added.
  • "Part 2: Mechanical and physical properties"
    - Acoustic and magnetic components requirements are newly added.
  • "Part 3: Flammability"
    - Prohibited materials for toys are updated.
    - Test methods are revised for soft-filled toys, costumes, toys to be worn on the head and toys to be intended to be entered by a child.
  • "Part 4: Migration of certain elements"
    - Adopted from ISO 8124-3:2010 with modification. GB 6675.4-2014 sets forth different element migration limits on modeling clay and finger paint.

Should you have any queries on the above information, please contact: Clarice Yip, tel: +852 2173 8732 / email: intertek.tnh.info@intertek.com

 

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