EU battery regulation proposal: what does this mean for toys?
As part of the European Green Deal, the European Commission has proposed a new EU Batteries Regulation. You can read about the consequences of this proposal for battery-powered toys in this article.
What is a toy according to the Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC?
Many products can be used in play by children, but that does not mean that all objects fall under the definition of a toy. The Toys Directive describes what a toy is on the basis of a number of criteria.
The Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC and CE marking
The Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC defines the essential safety requirements for toys to comply with before they can be placed on the EEA market. Read all important moments in simple words.
Toys safety and certification: the US Toy standard F963-16
On 20th October 2016, the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) published a revised US Toy Standard ASTM F963-16 regarding toys and juvenile products.
New Lead Limits for Toys
In August 2016 European Commission published Draft Directive to adopt lead limits for toys under Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC.
What is NOT a toy according to the Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC?
The Toy Directive 2009/48/EC does not cover all products that we can name "a toy". Annex I contains an exhaustive list of products that are not regarded as toys.