EU Toys Regulation: Revision of the Toys Directive

The EC Toys Directive 2009/48/EC currently in force is to be replaced by a new European Toys Regulation. The rules concerning the safety of toys are likely to be tightened in this connection.

As reported by our partner Noerr, the toy industry can expect stricter requirements for the distribution of toys in Europe.

If the European Commission and the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee of the European Parliament have their way, the current EC Toys Directive 2009/48/EC is to be replaced by a new European Toys Regulation by the end of 2022. The rules concerning the safety of toys are likely to be tightened in this connection.

In particular, the requirements for the chemical safety and material composition of toys will be revised in the foreseeable future and tightened in comparison with the current legal situation. Moreover, a more networked and efficient approach of national market surveillance authorities is planned, also making use of new technologies such as blockchain and artificial Intelligence.

If you have any questions on toy safety, the trade-e-bility consultancy team will be pleased to assist you. Please call +49/40/750687-397 or send an e-mail to beratung@trade-e-bility.de.