Safety Standard Updates for Toys and Children Products in Hong Kong
Electrical and electronic toys provide hours of fun for children. From early learning to gaming and computing, electrical and electronic toys (EE toys) help children develop their imagination, language skills, dexterity and more, through fun, role-playing and education. Their use should be simple and safe.
Improperly used or badly designed EE toys can rapidly turn from a source of fun into a serious hazard. EE toys can become dangerous if not used properly, used without adequate supervision, or if they have faults in their design or construction.
For every Mid-Autumn Festival, there are many recall cases relating to unsafe battery-operated toy lanterns or light sticks sold in Hong Kong due to, for example, overheat, batteries in the toy being easily accessible, the light too bright to cause eye injury, and insufficient labeling or missing safety information. In 2018, The Hong Kong government had adopted IEC 62115:2017 Edition 2.0 as its safety standards for the safety of electric toys in Schedule 2 under the Toys and Children’s Products Safety Ordinance (Cap. 424).
The major updates to this regulation are as follows, but not limited to:
- New L.E.D (light-emitting diode) safety requirements
- New requirement on Battery Door and Compartment Design
- New requirement on Electrical Strength
- New Marking and Safety instructions:
- Warning label for button cell and coin cell used in toys
- Warning label to protect light-sensitive individuals
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