Korea – Proposed Amendments to Safety Confirmation Annex VI for Toys

Vol. 932 | October 20, 2016

On 9 Sep, 2016, the Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) has issued Notice No. 2016-481 to propose amending the safety confirmation (Annex VI) for toys under the special act on safety management of children’s products.

The highlights of the proposed amendments are listed below:

  • Clarify the toys scope and exemption.
  • Strengthen the safety requirements and add labelling and instruction requirements for battery operated toys and battery operated ride-on toys (reflect new version of ASTM F963 standard).
  • Strengthen the safety requirements for hazardous chemical materials and change the corresponding test methods.
    The migration of elements from toy materials requirement is proposed to be amended from 8 elements to 19 elements (to reflect EN-71 Part 3, 19 certain elements).
  • Addition of Tris(2-chloro-1-methylethyl)phosphate and Tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate, making four flame retardants in organic chemicals requirements.

Compounds

CAS No.

Limits

  Tri-o-cresyl phosphate

78-30-8

Action limits

  Tris(2-chloroethyl) phosphate)

115-96-8

Action limits

*Tris(2-chloro-1-methylethyl)phosphate

13674-84-5

Action limits

*Tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate

13674-87-8

Action limits

            *newly added

  • Addition of microbiological safety requirements for liquid filled toys.

For more information, please contact:

John Wong
john.wong@intertek.com 
852 2173 8637

 

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