Customs Union Technical Regulations on Safety of Toys
Technical Regulations on Safety of Toys will come into power from July 2012.
Toys are placed on the market under their compliance with this technical regulation of the Customs Union, as well as other technical regulations of the Customs Union, EurAsEC, covering these toys. Toys which are not marked with the unified marking of conformity for products of the Customs Union Member states shall not be allowed for placing on the market.
Marking must contain the following information:
- name of the toy;
- country of origin;
- name and location of the manufacturer (person authorized by the manufacturer), the importer, their contact information;
- trade mark of the manufacturer (if any);
- minimal age of the child for which the toy is intended or an icon indicating the age of the child;
- main construction material (for children under 3 years of age).;
- methods of care of the toy (if needed);
- manufacture date (month, year);
- service life or working life (when established);
- storage conditions (if necessary).
Prior to placing on the market toys are subject to the procedure of conformity assessment to safety requirements of this technical regulation of the Customs Union. Conformity assessment of toys is carried out by means of certification. The certificate of conformity for serially produced toys shall be valid for no more than 5 years.
List of items not covered by technical regulation "On Safety of Toys" of the Customs Union
- Christmas-tree decorations, artificial Christmas-trees and their accessories, Christmas lights.
- Scale models for collecting not suitable for children under 14 years old.
- Equipment for children's playgrounds.
- Sports equipment, including underwater.
- Folk and decorative dolls not intended for children under 14 years old.
- "Professional" toys located in public spaces for general use.
- Playing slot-machines.
- Puzzles containing more than 500 details.
- Air guns.
- Catapults and throwers.
- Projectiles with metal tips.
- Transformers for power-supplied toys, chargers for rechargeable batteries, including those supplied with the toy.
- Items containing heating elements and intended for use in educational processes under the supervision of adults.
- Vehicles intended for children under 14 years of age with internal combustion engines.
- Toy cars with steam engines.
- Bicycles intended for transportation on roads of general use.
- Toys and games functioning at a nominal voltage of over 24 V.
- Fire-arms replicas.
- Imitation jewellery for children.
- Swimming equipment (e.g., inflatable arm floats).
- Protective means (goggles, sunglasses, bicycle helmets, skateboarding helmets).
- Flying toys launched by the child by means of a rubber cord.
- Bows the length of which exceeds 1200 mm when loosed.
- Sanitary items made of latex, rubber and silicone elastomers for children.