Hong Kong Public Consultation on Proposed Updates to Safety Standards for Toys and Children's Products
Dec. 9 2020
Hong Kong Government Launched Public Consultation on Proposed Updates to Safety Standards for Toys and Children's Products
The Hong Kong Government launched a public consultation on December 1, 2020 on the proposed updates to Schedule 1 and 2 to the Toys and Children’s Product Safety Ordinance (Cap. 424) to implement up-to-date safety standards promulgated by the relevant standards institutions for toys and children’s products listed in Schedule 2 to the Ordinance (Schedule 2 products).
Comments for the proposal can be submitted on or before 31 December 2020.
The Ordinance stipulates that a person must not manufacture, import or supply a toy or Schedule 2 product unless it complies with all the applicable requirements contained in any one set of the safety standards specified in Schedule 1 and 2 respectively to the Ordinance. These standards are international standards or standards adopted in major economies.
Proposed update summary:
|Products||Current Standards||Proposed New Standards|
|Toys||ISO 8124-3:2010 incorporating Amendment 2:2018||ISO 8124-3:2020|
|Toys||BS EN 71-7:2014+A2:2018||BS EN71-7:2014+A3:2020|
|Bunk beds for domestic use||ASTM 1427-13||ASTM F1427-19|
|Children’s high chairs||BS EN 14988:2017||BS EN 14988:2017+A1:2020|
|Children’s paint||ISO 8124-3:2010 incorporating Amendment 2:2018||ISO 8124-3:2020|
• Press releases: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202012/01/P2020113000554.htm
• Proposed updates:
• Annex – summary of major updates:
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