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Regarding toy safety: Trinidad and Tobago negotiates a revised draft toy safety standard

by:Toysmax     2021-05-17

We all know that toys are an indispensable partner that accompanies children during childhood, and the quality and safety of toys has been controversial.

The Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards (TTBS) announced in June 2020 that it will conduct consultations on its revised draft mandatory toy safety standard. The revised draft standard is named PCTTCS 3:20XX 'Toy Safety-Mandatory Requirements' (replaces TTS/ISO 8124-3:2010), which contains some important regulations and requirements:

(1 ) Defines the scope of toys, toy components and toy materials;

(2) According to ISO 8124-3 or ASTM F963, the classification is divided into 'non-modeling clay and finger paint toy materials'Clay' and 'finger paint' set the migration limit of eight heavy metal elements (antimony, arsenic, barium, cadmium, chromium, lead, mercury and selenium) in each category. Each of these three toy materials These elements are their own limits;

(3) The migration of boron in three types of toy materials based on BS EN 71-3:2019;

(4) According to ISO 8124 -6 When testing 'certain phthalates in toys and children's productsRequirement ≤0.1%;

(5) tag.

According to information from the Bureau of Standards, the public comment period ends on August 31, 2020.

According to Document No. 20-4732 of G/TBT/N/TTO/121/Rev.2 issued by the World Trade Organization (WTO) on July 9, 2019, the proposed effective date of the draft standard is January 29, 2021.

Source: BACL

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