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       EU Policies 18/06/2011
 
Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC
 The European Commission has published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) C178 of 18 June 2011, the first list of harmonized standards under revised Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC. This list includes the recent revision of Standard EN 71-1 “Safety of toys - Mechanical and physical properties,” dated 2011.

The revised version of EN 71-1 that has been recently published by CEN, incorporates new safety requirements from Directive 2009/48/EC as well as amendments to the previous version (A10 to A14).

As a reminder, Directive 2009/48/EC will come into application on 20 July 2011.  EN 71-1:2011 is the first toy safety standard giving a presumption of compliance to the essential safety requirements of Directive 2009/48/EC.

Status of Revised EN 71-2 - Safety of Toys – Flammability EN71-2 is currently subjected to CEN formal vote. Once a formal vote is completed (closure is the end of June), the standard is expected to be published by CEN around mid-July. The European Commission will then release a revised list of standards including EN71-2:2011.

Additional Information
The list of harmonised standards can be viewed at:
 http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:C:2011:178:0004:0005:EN:PDF