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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.
Addition of microbiological safety requirements for liquid filled toys.