Hong Kong has launched a public consultation into proposed changes to its Toys and Childrens Safety Ordinance.
If accepted, the proposed changes will update the safety standards that toys (Schedule 1), and three categories of Schedule 2 Products, are obliged to conform to under the Ordinance. The changes relate to the following products (proposed new standard included):
Toys ISO 8124-3:2020
Toys BS EN 71-7:2014+A3:2020
Bunk beds for domestic use ASTM F1427-19
Childrens highchairs and multi-purpose highchairs (domestic use) BS EN 14988:2017+A1:2020
Childrens paints ISO 8124-3:2020
The proposed new standards are the latest versions of the currently enforced standards.
The authorities in Hong Kong will accept comments until December 31, 2020.
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