Public consultation on proposed updates to safety standards for toys and children's products launched

     The Government launched a public consultation today (December 1) on proposed up-to-date safety standards promulgated by the relevant standards institutions for toys and some children's products listed in Schedule 2 (Schedule 2 products) under the Toys and Children's Products Safety Ordinance (Cap. 424).
     The Toys and Children's Products Safety Ordinance stipulates that a person must not manufacture, import or supply a toy or Schedule 2 product unless it complies with all the applicable requirements contained in any one of the safety standards specified in Schedules 1 and 2 respectively to the Ordinance. The standards specified are international standards or standards adopted by major economies. The Government keeps in view updates to the standards so as to apply up-to-date and operative versions to products supplied in Hong Kong.  
     As the safety standards specified for toys and for three classes of Schedule 2 products, namely (i) "babies' dummies", (ii) "children's high chairs and multi-purpose high chairs for domestic use" and (iii) "children's paints", have been updated, the Government proposes to adopt the up-to-date versions of those safety standards. Details of the proposal are set out in a consultation note available on the website of the Commerce, Industry and Tourism Branch of the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau at
     Members of the public are welcome to send their views on the proposal in writing to the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau at 23/F, West Wing, Central Government Offices, 2 Tim Mei Avenue, Tamar, Hong Kong, or by email to [email protected], on or before December 31, 2017.

Ends/Friday, December 1, 2017
Issued at HKT 11:00