Ukraine has adopted ‘On Approval of the Technical Regulation on the Safety of Toys’, bringing its toy regulations into line with the latest requirements of the European Toy Safety Directive (TSD).
The safety requirements in the new Technical Regulations include:
- Obligations for economic operators (manufacturers, authorized representatives (AP), importers and distributors), including considerations where obligations for manufacturers are applied to importers and distributors
- Requiring a declaration of compliance (DoC, Annex 3) for compliant toys
- Before placing a toy on the market, manufacturers are obliged to carry out a safety assessment on the analysis of the chemical, physical, mechanical, electrical, flammability, hygiene and radioactivity hazards that the toy may present and an assessment of the potential exposure to such hazards
- Applying conformity assessment procedures using national standards from a list of national standards for demonstrating presumption of conformity and covering all safety requirements, or a type examination procedure
- Requiring manufacturers to draw up a technical documentation containing the information in Annex 4
- Requiring authorities to carry out market surveillance activities
- Requiring warnings to be marked in a manner that is clearly visible, easily legible, understandable and accurate on the toy or on an affixed label or on the packaging. Warnings are to be affixed to small toys which are sold without packaging
- Requiring a conformity mark for compliant toys to be placed on the market
- Providing a list of products that are not considered as toys (Article 2 and Annex 1)
- Specific requirements for properties relating to physical and mechanical, flammability, chemical, electrical, hygiene and radioactivity (Annex 2)
Under these rules, Ukraine has adopted the most stringent requirements relating to the migration of lead in all three categories of toy materials, as defined in Directive (EU) 2017/738 and amended by the TSD.
Ukraine adopted the new Technical Regulations on February 28, 2018 and circulated the information via the World Trade Organization (WTO) in March 2018. The new regulations will become effective on September 21, 2018.
Stakeholders are now advised to check their toy products are compliant with the latest requirements under Ukrainian law.
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