Vietnam – Technical Regulation on Safety of Toys Approved

Vol. 1122 | December 10, 2019

The Minister of Science and Technology of Vietnam has approved QCVN 3:2019/BKHCN Technical Regulation on Toy Safety. It shall be effective on 1 January 2021, when the previous Technical Regulation of Toys will be revoked.

Toys that are used by children under 16 years of age must comply with the following requirements:

  1. Toys must comply with physical requirements and flammability mentioned in TCVN 6238-1:2017 (equivalent to ISO 8124-1:2014) and TCVN 6238-2:2017 (equivalent to ISO 8124-2:2014) respectively.
  2. Toys must comply with the following chemical requirements:
    1. Toys must comply with the requirements of the migration of the certain elements, according to TCVN 6238-3:2011:

      Toy material

      Elements

      Sb

      As

      Ba

      Cd

      Cr

      Pb

      Hg

      Se

      Any toy material except modelling clay and finger paint

      60

      25

      1000

      75

      60

      90

      60

      500

      Modelling clay and finger paint

      60

      25

      250

      50

      25

      90

      25

      500

    2. Liquids that are exposed in children’s toys shall not have a pH value less than 3.0 or greater than 10.0.
    3. Requirement for formaldehyde in toys intended for children under 3 years:
      1. The content of formaldehyde in accessible textile components ≤ 30 mg/kg.
      2. The content of formaldehyde in accessible paper components ≤ 30 mg/kg.
      3. The release of formaldehyde by accessible resin-bonded wood components ≤ 80 mg/kg.
    4. Phthalates
       

      Limit

      Application

      Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP)

      ≤ 0.1%

      Applicable for all toys

      Dibutyl phthalate (DBP)

      Benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP)

      Di-isononyl phthalate (DINP)

      ≤ 0.1%

      Applicable for toys that can contact mouth

      Di-isodecyl phthalate (DIDP)

      Di-n-octyl phthalate (DNDP)

    5. Aromatic amines in toy materials shall be ≤ 5 mg/kg.
  3. The operating electricity power shall not exceed 24 V, and the voltage of components of the toy that contact the power source shall not has nominal or instantaneous voltage exceeding 24 V.
  4. Labelling must comply with the requirements of Decree No. 43/2017/ND-CP.
  5. Declaration of conformity for domestically manufactured toys must be issued.
  6. Imported toys must be registered for state inspection of quality.
  7. Toys must undergo conformity assessments with certification under Mode 5 or Mode 7. The certificate shall be valid for not more than 3 years.
  8. Toys that comply with this Technical Regulation must carry the required conformity mark.
  9. Toy that are tested and comply with the previous Technical Regulation before 31 December 2020 can be sold in the market until 31 December 2021.

Note:

  1. TCVN 6238-1:2017 Safety aspects related to mechanical and physical properties.
  2. TCVN 6238-2:2008 Flammability.
  3. TCVN 6238-3:2008 Migration of certain elements.
  4. Decree No. 43/2017/ND-CP Labelling of goods.

For more information, please contact:

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

 

 

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