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HK: Proposed updates to safety standards for toys and children products

January 2018- Relevant for: Toys and children's products

Recently, the Hong Kong government proposes to adopt the most current safety standards published by the associated standards organisations for toys and three classes of children’s products listed in Schedule 2 (“Schedule 2 products”) under the Toys and Children’s Products Safety Ordinance (Cap. 424).

Public comments on the proposal was being collected by the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau until 31 December 2017.

Toy standards updates

Existing citation

Proposed update

IEC 62115 Edition 1.2 (2011-02)

IEC 62115:2017 Edition 2.0

BS EN 71-12:2013

BS EN 71-12:2016

ASTM F963-11

ASTM F963-17

Standard updates to Schedule 2 products


Existing citation

Proposed update

Babies’ dummies

ASTM F963-11

ASTM F963-17

Children’s paints

ASTM F963-11

ASTM F963-17

AS/NZS ISO 8124.3:2012

AS/NZS ISO 8124.3:2012 / Amendment 1:2016

Children’s high chairs and multi-purpose high chairs

ASTM F404-16a

ASTM F404-17

A summary of the major changes introduced by the most current standards can be found in the Annex to the Information Note1 for this proposal.

[1] Information Note for the proposed updates 

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