Insight Bulletins: Toys and Children's Products

Australia – Regulatory Assessment of Button Battery Safety Published
Vol. 1143 | 24 March 2020

Australia – Regulatory Assessment of Button Battery Safety Published

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has published their assessment of regulatory options as it relates to button battery safety. The 92-page summary is available for public access and is open for comment through 30 April 2020. More…

U.S./Canada – “Guidance on the Application of Human Factors – A Unified Approach” Finalized
Vol. 1142 | 23 March 2020

U.S./Canada – “Guidance on the Application of Human Factors – A Unified Approach” Finalized

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada finalized and co-published the “Guidance on the Application of Human Factors Consumer Products” in February 2020. Over the last year, the draft version of the document was available for public comment. More…

EU – New Standard for the Safety of Electric Toys Published
Vol. 1141 | 19 March 2020

EU – New Standard for the Safety of Electric Toys Published

On 21 February 2020, a new standard – EN IEC 62115:2020+A11:2020 for the Safety of Electric Toys – was published by the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC). Please note that this standard has not been harmonized yet and it will be offered for citation in the EU Official Journal. More…

Taiwan – New BSMI Certification Requirements for Soft Carriers
Vol. 1139 | 19 March 2020

Taiwan – New BSMI Certification Requirements for Soft Carriers

The Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI) of Taiwan has approved the new certification requirements for soft carriers. Soft carriers shall be tested according to CNS 16006-2:2017 Child use and care articles - Baby carriers - Part 2: Soft carriers. More…

U.S. – December 2019 California Proposition 65 – 60-Day Notices Analysis
Vol. 1138 | 13 March 2020

U.S. – December 2019 California Proposition 65 – 60-Day Notices Analysis

The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, commonly referred to as Proposition 65 (Prop 65), is enforced by the California Attorney General’s office or any district attorney or certain city attorneys or by any individual acting in the public interest. More…

U.S. – November 2019 California Proposition 65 – 60-Day Notices Analysis
Vol. 1137 | 11 March 2020

U.S. – November 2019 California Proposition 65 – 60-Day Notices Analysis

The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, commonly referred to as Proposition 65 (Prop 65), is enforced by the California Attorney General’s office or any district attorney or certain city attorneys or by any individual acting in the public interest. More…

U.S. – New York Approves Lead-containing Jewelry Law
Vol. 1136 | 28 February 2020

U.S. – New York Approves Lead-containing Jewelry Law

In December 2019, New York Governor Cuomo signed into law Senate bill 4046 restricting the lead content in children’s jewelry. Intended to safeguard public health, the law is meant to provide safe limits for amounts of lead found in children’s jewelry following random jewelry sampling by More…

U.S. – New York Approves Toxic Chemicals in Children’s Product Law (Bill S501B)
Vol. 1135 | 27 February 2020

U.S. – New York Approves Toxic Chemicals in Children’s Product Law (Bill S501B)

On February 7, 2020, Governor Cuomo signed legislation (S501B) enacting the regulation of toxic chemicals in children's products. The law requires manufacturers to disclose the use of chemicals in children's products and requires the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to make this information public to consumers. More…

U.S. – FTC Proposes to Amend the Textile Fiber Product Identification Act (16 CFR 303)
Vol. 1134 | 27 February 2020

U.S. – FTC Proposes to Amend the Textile Fiber Product Identification Act (16 CFR 303)

Section 303.7 of the Textile Fiber Product Identification Act establishes the generic names for manufactured fibers that must be used in the required fiber content disclosures by: (1) Listing the generic names and definitions the FTC has established through its textile petition process, and More…

South Korea – Amendment to Common Safety Standard for Children’s Products Approved
Vol. 1133 | 26 February 2020

South Korea – Amendment to Common Safety Standard for Children’s Products Approved

The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) of South Korea has issued Notice No. 2019-201 to amend the Common Safety Standard for Children’s Products. The following amendments shall be phased in from 3 June 2020... More…

Taiwan – New BSMI Certification Requirements for Children's Cots
Vol. 1131 | 24 January 2020

Taiwan – New BSMI Certification Requirements for Children's Cots

The Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI) of Taiwan has approved the new certification requirements for children’s cots and folding cots. Children’s cots and folding cots for domestic use with an internal length between 900 mm and 1400 mm shall be subject to the BSMI certification. More…

EU REACH – ECHA Announces Addition of 4 New SVHCs to Candidate List
Vol. 1129 | 20 January 2020

EU REACH – ECHA Announces Addition of 4 New SVHCs to Candidate List

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced the addition of 4 new Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) to the Candidate List. The SVHC substances do not have recognised direct uses in textile products, but some have identified use in polymer production. More…

Turkey –Amendment to Toy Regulation Approved
Vol. 1126 | 03 January 2020

Turkey –Amendment to Toy Regulation Approved

The Ministry of Trade of Turkey has approved an amendment to the Toy Safety Regulation under Official Journal No. 30988. The amendment aligns the requirements of chromium (VI), lead, bisphenol A and phenol with the equivalent requirements in EU Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC. More…

U.S. – CPSC Issues Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Infant Sleep Products
Vol. 1125 | 16 December 2019

U.S. – CPSC Issues Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Infant Sleep Products

As part of the rulemaking process required by the Section 104(b) of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), in 2017 the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), proposed a new federal regulation: 16 CFR 1236 Safety Standard for Infant Inclined Sleep Products. More…

China – Three Important Provisions Published by the State Administration for Market Regulation
Vol. 1123 | 10 December 2019

China – Three Important Provisions Published by the State Administration for Market Regulation

China’s State Administration for Market regulation released three important notices on November 26th and 30th, 2019, the key information is as follows: “The interim measures for the management of product quality supervision and spot checks” will come into effect on... More…

Vietnam – Technical Regulation on Safety of Toys Approved
Vol. 1122 | 10 December 2019

Vietnam – Technical Regulation on Safety of Toys Approved

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... More…

India – Amendment to Import Requirements for Toys
Vol. 1121 | 05 December 2019

India – Amendment to Import Requirements for Toys

The Directorate General of Foreign Trade of India has issued Notification No. 33/2015-2020 to amend Import Policy of toys (Chapter 95) under Indian Trade Classification (Harmonised System) [ITC(HS)], 2017. The notification is effective immediately. More…

EU –Amendments to Toy Safety Directive for Certain Chemical Requirements Approved
Vol. 1119 | 22 November 2019

EU –Amendments to Toy Safety Directive for Certain Chemical Requirements Approved

The European Commission has published two Directives, (EU) 2019/1922 and 2019/1929, which aim to amend the chemical requirements of EU Toy Safety Directive: More…

U.S. – October 2019 California Proposition 65 – 60-Day Notices Analysis
Vol. 1117 | 20 November 2019

U.S. – October 2019 California Proposition 65 – 60-Day Notices Analysis

The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, commonly referred to as Proposition 65 (Prop 65), is enforced by the California Attorney General’s office or any district attorney or certain city attorneys or by any individual acting in the public interest. More…

U.S. – September 2019 California Proposition 65 – 60-Day Notices Analysis
Vol. 1116 | 19 November 2019

U.S. – September 2019 California Proposition 65 – 60-Day Notices Analysis

The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, commonly referred to as Proposition 65 (Prop 65), is enforced by the California Attorney General’s office or any district attorney or certain city attorneys or by any individual acting in the public interest. More…

U.S. – CPSC Adopts ASTM F406-19 for Non-Full-Size Baby Cribs and Play yards in Direct Final Rule
Vol. 1113 | 05 November 2019

U.S. – CPSC Adopts ASTM F406-19 for Non-Full-Size Baby Cribs and Play yards in Direct Final Rule

As part of the rulemaking process required by Section 104(b) of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has approved the new ASTM F406-19 to be incorporated in the federal regulation More…

U.S. – CPSC Adopts ASTM F1821-19ε1 for Toddler Beds in Direct Final Rule
Vol. 1112 | 05 November 2019

U.S. – CPSC Adopts ASTM F1821-19ε1 for Toddler Beds in Direct Final Rule

As part of the rulemaking process required by Section 104(b) of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has approved the new ASTM F1821-19ε1 to be incorporated in the federal regulation: 16 CFR 1217 – Safety Standard for Toddler Beds. More…

U.S. – CPSC Proposes 16 CFR 1253 to Exempt Unfinished Manufactured Fibers from CPSIA Phthalates and ASTM F963 Heavy Elements Testing Requirements
Vol. 1109 | 15 October 2019

U.S. – CPSC Proposes 16 CFR 1253 to Exempt Unfinished Manufactured Fibers from CPSIA Phthalates and ASTM F963 Heavy Elements Testing Requirements

On October 9, 2019, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) to promulgate 16 CFR 1253 to exempt certain unfinished manufactured fibers from the 16 CFR 1307 phthalate content requirement and the ASTM F963 soluble elements testing requirements, to More…

U.S. – Maine Reposts Draft Reporting Rule for PFOS in Certain Children’s Products
Vol. 1108 | 08 October 2019

U.S. – Maine Reposts Draft Reporting Rule for PFOS in Certain Children’s Products

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection has reposted the proposed rule to designate perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) as a Priority Chemical under its Safer Chemicals in Children's Products rules. Since the initial posting in April and the subsequent public hearing, the Department of... More…

U.S. – California Adopts SB647 Amending the Jewelry Law
Vol. 1107 | 03 October 2019

U.S. – California Adopts SB647 Amending the Jewelry Law

On September 27, 2019, California Governor Gavin Newsom approved the Senate bill (SB) 647 Hazardous substances: metal containing jewelry. This bill amends the current California jewelry law to revise the definition of a child, lead and cadmium requirements for children’s jewelry, lead requirements for adult jewelry and More…

U.S. – CPSC Approves Updates to 16 CFR 1130 Consumer Registration of Durable Infant or Toddler Products Rule
Vol. 1106 | 01 October 2019

U.S. – CPSC Approves Updates to 16 CFR 1130 Consumer Registration of Durable Infant or Toddler Products Rule

As part of the rulemaking process required by Section 104(b) of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a regulation in 2009 requiring manufacturers to provide a means for consumers to More…

U.S. – CPSC Approves ASTM F1967-19 for Infant Bath Seats in Direct Final Rule
Vol. 1105 | 01 October 2019

U.S. – CPSC Approves ASTM F1967-19 for Infant Bath Seats in Direct Final Rule

As part of the rulemaking process required by Section 104(b) of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has approved the new ASTM F1967-19, to be incorporated in the federal regulation... More…

U.S. – August 2019 California Proposition 65 – 60-Day Notices Analysis
Vol. 1104 | 24 September 2019

U.S. – August 2019 California Proposition 65 – 60-Day Notices Analysis

The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, commonly referred to as Proposition 65 (Prop 65), is enforced by the California Attorney General’s office or any district attorney or certain city attorneys or by any individual acting in the public interest. More…

U.S. – July 2019 California Proposition 65 – 60-Day Notices Analysis
Vol. 1103 | 23 September 2019

U.S. – July 2019 California Proposition 65 – 60-Day Notices Analysis

The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, commonly referred to as Proposition 65 (Prop 65), is enforced by the California Attorney General’s office or any district attorney or certain city attorneys or by any individual acting in the public interest. More…

U.S. – New York Expands Infant Safety Measures
Vol. 1102 | 18 September 2019

U.S. – New York Expands Infant Safety Measures

This August, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed three measures to provide safer environments for the children of the State of New York. The legislation includes “Harper’s Law,” requiring furniture manufacturers to provide tip restraints with certain categories of products, a law requiring childcare facilities to anchor large furniture and electronic equipment capable of being tipped, and a ban on crib bumper pads. More…

U.S. – CPSC Approves ASTM F2167-19 for Infant Bouncer Seats in Direct Final Rule
Vol. 1101 | 18 September 2019

U.S. – CPSC Approves ASTM F2167-19 for Infant Bouncer Seats in Direct Final Rule

As part of the rulemaking process required by Section 104(b) of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has approved the new ASTM F2167-19 to be incorporated in the federal regulation: 16 CFR 1229 – Safety Standard for Infant Bouncer Seats. More…

U.S. – Vermont Amends Children’s Products Reporting Rule
Vol. 1098 | 22 August 2019

U.S. – Vermont Amends Children’s Products Reporting Rule

Vermont Governor Phil Scott signed Bill (S 55) into law on June 19, 2019, which amends Act 188 – the 2014 law that authorized the state’s Chemicals of High Concern in Children’s Products Rule. To implement these amendments the Vermont Department of Health has published the More…

U.S. – CPSC Adopts ASTM F833-19 for Carriages and Strollers in Direct Final Rule
Vol. 1097 | 09 August 2019

U.S. – CPSC Adopts ASTM F833-19 for Carriages and Strollers in Direct Final Rule

As part of the rulemaking process required by Section 104(b) of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), through a direct final rule, has approved the new ASTM F833-19, to be incorporated in the federal regulation: 16 CFR 1227 – Safety Standard for Carriages and Strollers. More…

U.S. – CPSC Proposes 16 CFR 1239 Safety Standard for Gates and Enclosures
Vol. 1094 | 30 July 2019

U.S. – CPSC Proposes 16 CFR 1239 Safety Standard for Gates and Enclosures

As part of the rulemaking process required by Section 104(b) of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is proposing a new federal regulation: 16 CFR 1239 Safety Standard for Gates and Enclosures. More…

U.S. – CPSC Approves ASTM F1169-19 for Full-Size Baby Cribs in Direct Final Rule
Vol. 1093 | 30 July 2019

U.S. – CPSC Approves ASTM F1169-19 for Full-Size Baby Cribs in Direct Final Rule

As part of the rulemaking process required by Section 104(b) of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), through a direct final rule, has approved the new ASTM F1169-19 to be incorporated More…

EU – Updated Harmonised Standard for Trampolines
Vol. 1091 | 25 July 2019

EU – Updated Harmonised Standard for Trampolines

The European Commission has published Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1254 to update the reference to the harmonised standard for trampolines under the Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC. More…

U.S. – June 2019 California Proposition 65 – 60-Day Notices Analysis
Vol. 1090 | 23 July 2019

U.S. – June 2019 California Proposition 65 – 60-Day Notices Analysis

The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, commonly referred to as Proposition 65 (Prop 65), is enforced by the California Attorney General’s office or any district attorney or certain city attorneys or by any individual acting in the public interest. More…

EU REACH – ECHA Announces Addition of 4 SVHCs to Candidate List
Vol. 1089 | 19 July 2019

EU REACH – ECHA Announces Addition of 4 SVHCs to Candidate List

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced the addition of 4 new Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) to the Candidate List. Producers and importers of articles, containing the substance included in the Candidate List have six months from 16th July publication to notify ECHA if the following conditions apply: More…

EU Commission Publishes Recast on Persistent Organic Pollutants Regulation
Vol. 1088 | 15 July 2019

EU Commission Publishes Recast on Persistent Organic Pollutants Regulation

The European Commission has published a recast legislation on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POP), Regulation (EU) 2019/1021 on Persistent Organic Pollutants. The Regulation replaces the previous legislation Regulation (EC) No 850/2004, which has been substantially amended. More…

U.S. – May 2019 California Proposition 65 – 60-Day Notices Analysis
Vol. 1086 | 26 June 2019

U.S. – May 2019 California Proposition 65 – 60-Day Notices Analysis

The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, commonly referred to as Proposition 65 (Prop 65), is enforced by the California Attorney General’s office or any district attorney or certain city attorneys or by any individual acting in the public interest. More…

U.S. – CPSC Approves 16 CFR 1238 Safety Standard for Stationary Activity Centers
Vol. 1085 | 21 June 2019

U.S. – CPSC Approves 16 CFR 1238 Safety Standard for Stationary Activity Centers

As part of the rulemaking process required by the Section 104(b) of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), on June 18, 2019, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) approved a new federal rule -- 16 CFR 1238 Safety Standard for Stationary Activity Centers. More…

U.S. – April 2019 California Proposition 65 – 60-Day Notices Analysis
Vol. 1082 | 22 May 2019

U.S. – April 2019 California Proposition 65 – 60-Day Notices Analysis

The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, commonly referred to as Proposition 65 (Prop 65), is enforced by the California Attorney General’s office or any district attorney or certain city attorneys or by any individual acting in the public interest. More…

EU – Updated Version of EN 71-3:2019 Published
Vol. 1079 | 06 May 2019

EU – Updated Version of EN 71-3:2019 Published

Although EN 71-3 was only amended less than a year ago and EN 71-3:2013+A3:2018 became the harmonised standard in February this year, a new version of the standard has recently been published. However, the reference to this new standard has not yet been More…

U.S. – March 2019 California Proposition 65 – 60-Day Notices Analysis
Vol. 1077 | 30 April 2019

U.S. – March 2019 California Proposition 65 – 60-Day Notices Analysis

The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, commonly referred to as Proposition 65 (Prop 65), is enforced by the California Attorney General’s office or any district attorney or certain city attorneys or by any individual acting in the public interest. More…

Australia – Announces Repeal of Consolidated Consumer Goods (Self-balancing Scooters) Amendment Safety Standard 2019
Vol. 1075 | 17 April 2019

Australia – Announces Repeal of Consolidated Consumer Goods (Self-balancing Scooters) Amendment Safety Standard 2019

The Australia Government has repealed the previously announced Consumer Goods (Self-balancing Scooters) Amendment Safety Standard 2019, effective 10 April 2019. The Government has instead issued a compilation of the Consumer Goods (Self-balancing Scooters) Safety Standard 2018, which More…

Australia – Consumer Goods (Self-balancing Scooters) Amendment Safety Standard 2019
Vol. 1072 | 10 April 2019

Australia – Consumer Goods (Self-balancing Scooters) Amendment Safety Standard 2019

The Australia Government has published Consumer Goods (Self-balancing Scooters) Amendment Safety Standard 2019, which amends the Consumer Goods (Self-balancing Scooters) Safety Standard 2018. The Consumer Goods (Self-balancing Scooters) Safety Standard 2018 shall be effective until 16 July 2021. A self-balancing scooter shall comply More…

Hong Kong – Toys and Children’s Products Safety Ordinance (Cap. 424) Updated
Vol. 1071 | 08 April 2019

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

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. More…

U.S. – Maine Proposes Reporting Rule for PFOS in Certain Children’s Products
Vol. 1069 | 05 April 2019

U.S. – Maine Proposes Reporting Rule for PFOS in Certain Children’s Products

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection has proposed to designate perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) as priority chemicals under its Safer Chemicals in Children's Products rules. More…

U.S. – February 2019 California Proposition 65 – 60-Day Notices Analysis
Vol. 1068 | 03 April 2019

U.S. – February 2019 California Proposition 65 – 60-Day Notices Analysis

The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, commonly referred to as Proposition 65 (Prop 65), is enforced by the California Attorney General's office... More…

France – Update Published to Decree No. 91-1292 on Safety of Child Care Articles
Vol. 1067 | 27 March 2019

France – Update Published to Decree No. 91-1292 on Safety of Child Care Articles

The Ministry of Economy and Finance of France has published a notice updating the list of reference standards for child care articles for the Regulation “Decree 91-1292.” The following standards are newly added: More…