Letter to the European Parliament on the toy safety directive


On the 20 of June the European Child Safety Alliance sent a letter to the Members of the Internal Market Committee of the European Parliament.

The actual directive is now being revised. The deadline for the final amendments is 9 September this year.

The letter of the European Child Safety Alliance focuses on the need for the following actions to be included into the revision of the directive.

  • Introduction of the precautionary principle
  • Introduction of a comitology procedure
  • More stringent and clear requirements on chemical properties
  • An obligatory EC type examination for certain types of toys
  • Specific requirements for warnings
  • Requirements for toys in food.

Read the Toy Safety Directive letter (PDF 123kb).

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