Spielwarenmesse: Soft toys with sequins must be safe for children of all ages

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Soft toys with sequins must be safe for children of all ages

22. March 2019 12:41 h

By toyworldmag.co.uk

  • Soft-filled toys partially or completely covered with sequins is a new industry trend and has caught the attention of EU market surveillance authorities.

UL VS Ltd reports that The Administrative Cooperation (ADCO) Expert Group on Toy Safety within the EU Commission has issued a note to help companies understand the approach market surveillance authorities will take on soft-filled toys covered with sequins.

The note explains that a soft-filled toy that is partially or completely covered with sequins is considered as a toy intended for children under 36 months. Additionally, according to the Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC, soft-filled toys with simple features, intended for holding and cuddling, are considered as a toy intended for children under three years of age.

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