Updated: Mar 26
The Hong Kong Government today (February 19) published in the Gazette the Toys and Children's Products Safety Ordinance (Amendment of Schedules 1 and 2) Notice 2021. The Notice seeks to update the safety standards 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).
The three classes of Schedule 2 products are "bunk beds for domestic use", "children's high chairs and multi-purpose high chairs for domestic use" and "children's paints". The Notice will take effect on October 1, 2021.
The Ordinance stipulates that a person must not manufacture, import or supply a toy or Schedule 2 product unless it complies with all the applicable requirements contained in at least one set of the safety standards specified in Schedule 1 or Schedule 2 to the Ordinance. These standards are international standards or standards adopted by major economies. The Government keeps in view updates or amendments to the safety standards made by the standards institutions concerned and, as a regular exercise, applies up-to-date, operative versions to products supplied in Hong Kong. The last update commenced operation in October 2020.
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