European Commission proposes new standards for toys

The European Commission has recently proposed a strict standard for improving the safety of European toys in order to strengthen the European Union’s toy standards, especially those that use chemicals. This written proposal is aimed at improving the safety of toys and replacing and improving the EU Council’s legal convergence directives on toy safety with regard to toy safety, No. 88/378/EEC of May 3, 1988. The new directive is of great significance: first and foremost is the emergence of new and higher safety requirements for toys in response to the handling of recently identified dangerous goods; secondly, the directive helps strengthen toy manufacturers and importers of toys. The sense of social responsibility in the market; Finally, the directive will increase the market supervision of member states.
The new directive covers a wide range of improvements to the existing toy market guidelines. These toys include products produced in Europe or imported into Europe, with the aim of reducing the occurrence of toy-related incidents and ensuring good health. The directive emphasizes in particular the prohibition of the use in toys of chemicals that cause cancer, the so-called CMRs (carcinogens, mutagens, toxic substances in the reproductive system); the reduction of the presence of certain dangerous chemicals such as lead and mercury; Use odor substances that are prone to allergic symptoms; oblige toy manufacturers to issue corresponding warning notices in order to prevent accidents from happening, and the European Commission will further issue detailed guidelines on these warnings; prohibit the use of toys in the dietary process and require Before the toy is consumed, the toy manufacturer is required to establish comprehensive technical information for all its products so that the market surveillance authority can inspect the design and manufacturing process of the toy; for pre-testing in an independent laboratory Toys (such as magnetic toys) have not been clearly marked; strengthen the sense of responsibility of importers, ensure the safety of toys imported into Europe; increase the visibility of CE on toy labels; and force member states to strengthen their toys in their neighboring countries Market supervision and control; such as toy manufacturers or Security importers of toys do not meet the requirements of the Directive, it obliges member states to abandon the manufacture or import of such toys, and impose a fine penalty.
At present, the recommendations of the Commission have been sent to the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers of the European Union, which will discuss whether to adopt it in accordance with the EU common decision-making procedure.