European Commission Press Release: Commission steps up protection of children from unsafe toys

The Commission has proposed a Toy Safety Regulation to enhance protection for children from potential risks associated with toys. The focus is on reducing the number of unsafe toys, particularly those sold online, and creating a level playing field for toys manufactured within the EU and imported ones while ensuring the free movement of toys within the Single Market.

Existing product safety rules have already made toys in the EU market among the safest in the world, but this new proposal targets harmful chemicals specifically by prohibiting the use of substances that are carcinogenic, mutagenic, or toxic for reproduction, as well as chemicals harmful to children’s health, such as endocrine disruptors and those affecting the respiratory system or specific organs.

Read the European Commission’s  press release here: