Hong Kong has published an updated list of standards that can be considered as demonstrating compliance with the safety standards specified in Schedules 1 and 2 of the Toys and Children’s Products Safety Ordinance.
Issued on February 21, 2020, the announcement includes:
• 5 standards for toys
• 13 standards for children’s products (that fall under the Ordinance)
The amended list of standards uses international standards or standards adopted by major economies.
The updated list of standards includes:
o ISO 8124-3:2010 (incorporating Amendment 2:2018)
o ISO 8124-4:2014 (incorporating Amendment 2:2019)
o BS EN 71-1:2014+A1:2018
o BS EN 71-3:2019
o BS EN 71-14:2018
Babies’ dummies: BS EN 1400:2013+A2:2018
Baby walking frames: ASTM F977-18
Child safety barriers for domestic use: ASTM F1004-19
Children’s cots for domestic use:
o ISO 7175-1:2019
o ISO 7175-2:2019
• American: ASTM F1169-19
Children’s highchairs and multi-purpose highchairs for domestic use: ASTM F404-18a
• International: ISO 8124-3:2010 (incorporating Amendment 2:2018)
• British/European: BS EN 71-3:2019
Playpens for domestic use: ASTM F406-19
Wheeled child conveyances :
• American: ASTM F833-19
• British/European :
o BS EN 1888-1:2018
o BS EN 1888-2:2018
The amended list of standards was published in the Toys and Children’s Products Safety Ordinance (Amendment of Schedules 1 and 2) Notice 2020 under Number 19 to Legal Supplement Number 2 in the Hong Kong Gazette (Number 8, Volume 24).
The changes will come into effect on October 1, 2020.
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