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National Mandatory Standards on Toy Safety Released
Source from:SAC     Update on:2014-12-04 16:37

A series of national standards for toys safety were jointly released by AQSIQ and SAC in a press conference on May 29.

Revised from the Technical Specifications for National Toy Safety and referring to ISO 8124, Safety of toys, EU relevant directives and standards, the new standards keep pace with international standards and will come into effect from January 1, 2016.

The series of national mandatory standards include: GB 6675-2014 Toys safety-Part 1: Basic code, GB 6675-2014 Toys Safety-Part 2: Mechanical and physical properties, GB 6675-2014 Toys Safety-Part3: Flammability, and GB 6675-2014 Toys Safety-Part 4: Migration of certain elements.

So far, there have been 31 national standards for toys in total in China. The National safety technical code for toys (2003) is the basic and foremost standard, stipulating the mandatory technical requirements for toys, such as mechanical and physical properties, flammability, and migration of chemical elements, identification and description, etc. Other national standards define the product safety, properties and texting method of stroller, cot, infant pacifier, stuffed toys and cloth toys and so forth.

The revised standards make new progresses: First, the new standards protect children in a stricter way; second, the revision embodies the principle of international connection and wide participation; third, the revision is the exploration of mandatory standards reform.

The publicity and implementation activities of toy safety standards will be carried out by AQSIQ together with SAC, General Office of National Working Committee on Children and Women under the State Council, MIIT, and China Consumer’s Association, etc. Also, the new standards will be publicized in enterprises, universities, communities and government departments, so as to update standards in real time, guide industries to carry out production by following standards, improve product quality, and ensure the health and safety of children.