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EU: New harmonised standards published for toys


On 16 November 2021, the European Commission published Decision EU 2021/19921 with new references of standards under Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC. The toy standards EN 71-2, EN 71-3, EN 71-4 and EN 71-13 are updated to the latest versions. Their current versions will be superseded from 15 May 2022. Compliance with the harmonised standards for toys gives a presumption of conformity with the requirements in the Directive.

The updated harmonised standards in this Decision are summarized below. 

Standard title NEW harmonised standard Superseded standard (current)
Superseded standard (current)
Safety of toys – Part 2: Flammability EN 71-2:2020
EN 71-2:2011+A1:2014
15 May 2022
Safety of toys – Part 3: Migration of certain elements
EN 71-3:2019+A1:2021
EN 71-3:2019
Safety of toys – Part 4: Experimental sets for chemistry and related activities
EN 71-4:2020
EN 71-4:2013
Safety of toys – Part 13: Olfactory board games, cosmetic kits and gustative games
EN 71-13:2021
EN 71-13:2014


[1]  Decision (EU) 2021/1992

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