Holiday-Presents Daily Product Safety Update #10

Holiday-Presents Daily Product Safety Update -Edition number 10

Today: What are toy safety standards?

Traditionally, the end of the year is a time of conviviality and togetherness. Giving presents is an undeniable part of this. But what should you pay attention to when it comes to the safety of these presents? There are still products available that are (partly) unsafe. Fortunately, this is just a fragment of the total offer.

We are here to keep you up to date on the latest developments in product safety. On the one hand, we pay attention to products that are being withdrawn from the market because of included hazardous parts. On the other hand, we provide information on details you should look out for when purchasing products that are still available.

Every day the latest news, alerts and mentionable facts.

Keep yourself informed by breading our Holiday-Presents Daily to make sure that the present you give is a present that's safe. Once every weekday we will provide a newsletter including the latest news on product safety and recalls, important alerts and mentionable facts that relate to the safety of products. Millions of products have been recalled this year. Here's a video from the US Consumer Reports on how to protect yourself and your family. Hopefully our newsletter will add to your and your children's safety.

What Are Toy Safety Standards?

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Holiday-Presents Daily Safety Update | Photography by Ellina Goncharova from Alura Group

In our Holiday-Presents Daily, we also provide general information you should be aware of when buying (children's) gifts. All toys sold in the UK are expected to meet certain safety requirements.

These are laid out in the Toy (Safety) Regulations 2011, which puts the European Union Toy Safety Directive into UK law. Although the UK has now left the EU, the Toy (Safety) Regulations have remained the same. They apply to all toys intended for children and teenagers of 14 and younger, with specific criteria and safety warnings for products unsuitable for under-threes.

For a toy to be branded safe it will have had to undergo rigorous testing for things such as flammability, toxicity and hygiene. If a toy is proven to be unsafe according to the regulations, it can be recalled and the manufacturer found guilty of a criminal offence.

This is just an example of product safety information about toys and their hazards that you need to be aware of. With our Holiday-Presents Daily we will continue to follow the news on Product Safety and we will continue to keep you informed.

Source: Lara Keay

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