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Harmonized standards for updating the 2009/48/EC Toy Safety Directive
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On 31 May 2021, the European Commission published Executive Resolution (EU) 2020/867, updating the harmonized standards on which the Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC is based.


The update relates to EN 71-7, EN 71-12 and EN IEC 62115 for toys.


From the date of release (from 31 May 2021) :


1. EN 71-7:2014+A3:2020 "Safety of toys - Part 7: Finger paints - Requirements and test methods" will be included as a harmonized standard for the toy safety directive. The previous version EN 71-7:214 +A2:2018 will be withdrawn on 28 November 2021;


2. EN 71-12:2016 Safety of toys - Part 12: N-nitroamines and N-nitroso compounds will be included as a harmonized standard for the Toy Safety Directive. The previous version EN 71-12:2013 will be withdrawn on 28 November 2021;


EN IEC 62115:2020 and its amendments EN IEC 62115:2020, Safety of Electric Toys, will be included as a harmonized standard for the Toy Safety Directive. The previous version, EN 62115:2005 and its related revisions, will be withdrawn on 21 February 2022.


The complete list of harmonized standards to which the Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC refers (from 31 May 2021) is as follows:

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* Note: The limits in Article 4.2, Table 2, point A, of the standard EN 71-12:2016 (i.e. the limits for elastomer toys intended for use by children under 36 months of age and intended or likely to be placed in the entry) are lower than the conforming limits specified in Annex II, Part III, point 8, of the Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC. These limits are as follows.

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