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EU: Withdrawal of type approval protocol for toy helicopters

APRIL 2019 - Relevant for: Toys and children's products

The European Commission has withdrawn the type approval protocol No. 3, which provides the specific requirements for remote-controlled toy helicopters intended for children over 8 years of age.

The new version of standard EN 71-1:2014+A1:20181 came into effect from 28 February this year, covering the remote-controlled helicopters for children between 8 to 12 years old, EC-type examination is now only required for those played by children over 12 years old. Relevant updates have also been made to type approval protocol No. 12 previously. A specific protocol for remote-controlled helicopters for children over 12 years old is considered not necessary and the whole protocol was therefore withdrawn.

[1] EU Commission approves new harmonised standards for toys

[2] Type approval protocol for toys updated

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