CEN Publishes EN 71-13:2021 for Olfactory Board Games, Cosmetic Kits and Gustative Games
Toys are about so much more than just pure entertainment. Educational toys engage your child for a long time and the best toys are those he can learn from while he enjoys them.
In April 2021, the European Committee for Standardization (Comité Européen de Normalisation, CEN) published EN 71-13:2021, the latest toy safety standard for requirements on the use of substances and mixtures in olfactory board games, cosmetic kits, gustative games and supplementary sets to such games or kits.
According to EN 71-13:2021, this standard will be given the status of a national standard by October 2021 and conflicting national standards are to be withdrawn by April 2022 at the very latest. This standard is expected to be harmonized under the Toy Safety Directive upon official acceptance by the European Commission (EC) and by publication in the Official Journal of the EU (OJEU).
Highlights of several important changes when compared to the 2014 version, are summarized below.
|Section||Title||Highlights of Changes|
|220.127.116.11||Further requirements for all types of olfactory board games||
|4.2.1||Cosmetic kits – general||
|4.3.1||Gustative games – general||
|5.1||Equipment – general||
|5.2.3||Equipment – child-resistant containers||
|6.1||Warnings and markings – general markings and warnings||
|8||Contents list and first aid information||
|Annex A||A.7 ‘Markings, labeling and warnings’||
|Annex C to EN 71-3:2014||Test method for container closures (child-resistant packaging)||
|1 Lists of allergenic fragrances in Tables 1 (and 2) originate from Directive 2009/48/EC and are subject to change.|
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