Product Safety Issues Identified in the EU & The Directives & Standards
Toy safety has become an issue frequently drawn to the public’s attention. Toys are a child’s best friend, meaning they spend a lot of time in close contact. Due to this, some of the most stringently regulated products are now toys and children’s products. Since toys have become highly regulated throughout the world, with these frequently updated, manufacturers, buyers, and retailers must comply and stay current with the increasingly rigid and complex regulations.
The European Union (EU) defines toys as any product or material designed or intended, exclusively or not, for use in play by children under 14 years. Ensuring that toys marketed in the EU do not put children at risk is a priority. It is also an essential requirement for all manufacturers and exporters aiming to enter the EU markets. EN71 is a set of European product safety standards that applies to all toys sold in the European Union. This webinar aims to explain all kinds of questions related to the European Toy Safety regulations and Standards.
✓ Specialized manufacturers
✓ Online Retailers
✓Related service organizations; testing facilities and consultancies
✓ To understand toys and which products have caused particular safety issues within the EU.
✓ To find out how product safety issues are identified in the EU.
✓ To equip your business ensuring so that you can spot the correct directives and standards
✓ To learn more about the products that have been the subject of recalls.
✓ Tips and suggestions to ensure only safe and compliant toys are supplied to the EU market.
SPEAC Project Core Expert
A senior expert in EU market regulation, he was the UK’s Chief Market Regulation Officer for 15 years and has a strong understanding of EU and UK market regulation requirements.
He was the convener of the International Standards (ISO) Working Group responsible for developing international agreements and standards on consumer markets and environmental labelling.
A senior EU product safety expert with extensive experience in injury prevention, risk management, project management and building employee training systems, with particular expertise in consumer product safety and potential risks, injuries and their solutions and responses.
He is a senior expert in EU product safety, especially in toys and baby products, and is familiar with various EU safety policies and the EU import product safety inspection process, and has extensive experience in providing EU safety training and guidance to manufacturers and e-commerce platform companies of all sizes.
✓ Introduction of HQTS and SPEAC.
✓ An overview of the actual safety problems found in toys on sale within the EU originated from China.
✓ Explaining the directives and standards and the most critical issues found within toys.
✓ Understanding manufacturers’ essential responsibilities and requirements in ensuring only safe toys are placed within the EU market.
✓ Explaining the tips and checks that manufacturers should follow to ensure only safe toys are supplied to the EU market – with a case study as an example.
✓ Online survey and feedback.
✓ Q&A and Closure