Hong Kong Government published the Toys and Children’s Products Safety Ordinance (Amendment of Schedules 1 and 2) Notice 2018 in Gazette

 

The Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region gazette No. 14 Vol. 22 - Legal Supplement No. 2, Part A, Number 63 “Toys and Children's Products Safety Ordinance (Amendment of Schedules 1 and 2) Notice 2018” was newly published and was made by the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development under section 37 of the Toys and Children’s Products Safety Ordinance (Cap. 424). The Notice will be effective on 1 August 2018. 

What are the significant changes under Toys and Children’s Products Safety Ordinance (Amendment of Schedules 1 and 2) Notice 2018?

 

Schedule 1(Toy Standards)

Products

Current Standards

New Standards effective on 1 August 2018

Electric toys

IEC 62115 Edition 1.2

IEC 62115:2017 Edition 2.0

N-Nitrosamines and N-nitrosatable substances”

BS EN 71-12:2013

BS EN 71-12:2016

Toy safety

ASTM F963-11

ASTM F963-17

 

Schedule 2 (Product Standards)

Products

Current Standards

New Standards effective on 1 August 2018

Babies dummies / Children’s paint

ASTM F963-11

ASTM F963-17

Children’s high chairs and multi-purpose high chairs for domestic use

ASTM F404-16a

ASTM F404-17

Children’s paint

AS/NZS ISO 8124.3:2012

AS/NZS ISO 8124.3:2012 (incorporating Amendment 1:2016)

 

Sources: HKSAR’s Gazette on 6 April 2018, No.14 Vol.22:

https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20182214/es22018221463.pdf