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Regulation for Accreditation and Market Surveillance, Integrated into GB Law As of EY Act – UKCA for Toy Safety in GB Market.

Since January 1st, 2021 since January 1, 2021, the UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed) label has been an obligatory certification for all products that are put for sale throughout Great Britain (England, Wales, and Scotland).

UKCA Marking for Toy Safety signifies that the product satisfies the UKCA Marking requirements. The marking is defined in the Regulation for Accreditation and Market Surveillance (No. 765/2008 (“RAMS”) which was integrated into GB law as of the EU (Withdrawal) Act 2018.

UKCA Marking for Toy Safety in Brief:

In principle, the UK has incorporated the toy safety directive as their own national regulation and has also imposed UKCA labelling that stands for United Kingdom Conformity Assessment.

The UK has extended the acceptance of CE markings until the 31st of December 2023. This will be replaced with the UKCA Certification as of January 1, 2024.

Since the UK has departed from in the European Union there’s been a couple of changes made in Toy Safety. Different safety symbols for toys need to be incorporated into toys, based on where they’re sold to and from. This page will help you be aware of the latest UKCA Mark and how it affects the market for toys.

Legislative Background:

The Toys (Safety) Regulations 2011 were enacted to implement the requirements of Directive 2009/48/EC, which’s purpose is to provide an extremely high level of safety. In the EU Withdrawal Act 2018, which took effect in the year 2018 protected those 2011 Regulations and permitted them to be modified in order in operation after the UK has departed from the EU. 

Therefore, it is the UKCA Marking for Toy Safety in UAE, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Lebanon, and Jordan and Metrology etc. Regulations 2019 corrected any deficiencies due is addressed, any deficiencies that resulted from UK departure from in the EU (such as referencing for EU institutions) and provided specific provisions specifically for GB market.

It is therefore a single number that comprises the UK 2011 Regulations, but certain provisions will apply differently in Northern Ireland under the guidelines of the Windsor Framework. The references in the guidance to the 2010 Regulations in this document are a reference to those Regulations which are applicable to Great Britain.

Do I Have to Put the UKCA Label Toys?

Beginning January 1, 2023 beginning on January 1st, 2023 the UKCA Mark has to appear on the product. There aren’t any specific specifications for the product or the method of marking it with the UKCA Mark, as long that it is in a prominent location with the appropriate size and layout, and in a long-lasting manner. If this isn’t feasible, UKCA Marking for Toy Safety must be attached to the packaging (if it is present)) or any accompanying documents.

General Safety Requirements:

The UKCA Toy in UAE, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Lebanon, and Jordan general are as in the following order:

  • Toys, as well as the chemicals they are made of, should not compromise the health or safety of the user or any other third party when used as they are intended to be used or in a planned way, keeping in mind the behavior of children.
  • The capability of the user and, if appropriate the ability of their supervisors taken into consideration. Particularly, this is applicable to toys designed for use by children who are less than 36 months old or for other age categories.
  • Risks and hazards that can be posed by playing with the toy, as well as strategies to reduce these, must be displayed in English in a clear, noticeable, easily readable clear and precise way. The UKCA Toy Safety should be preceded by a word “Warning” or “Warnings” and must be affixed on the toy, with a label that is attached to the toy or on the packaging of the toy, as well as any instruction for use that comes with it.

Rules And Regulations Pertaining To UKCA:

UKCA Regulations labelling is a non-negotiable requirement for all children’s products and toys. It signifies that the product meets the requirements stipulated within the Toy Safety Directive.

When you purchase toys from abroad You are responsible to take care of the following:

The material you choose for toys is safe to use. i.e., you create toys that are able to meet certain levels of durability, strength and risk management zones (i.e., razor-sharp edges).

  • Toys are not flammable.
  • Toys should not contain or release dangerous substances.
  • Electrical safety is being considered and controlled.
  • Hygiene aspects have been well planned out.
  • Toys are labelled with the appropriate grade for age.

Toy manufacturing is dominated big Asian companies, but there are numerous small-scale businesses making toys by hand that are made in the UK. In the event that toys were produced outside of Europe the importer must assume responsibility in order to get CE marking. Small UK producers generally require assistance in CE marking through self-certification and we offer a variety of products specifically targeted at this particular market. Larger importers typically use tests that are issued by internationally accredited test laboratories.

Ascent offers a broad array of support on UKCA Certificate services for companies that import toys as well as other consumer goods, small and large. 

Contact us now to learn the ways our knowledge of product safety can enhance your expertise in import, manufacturing and sales.

Self-certification tools at affordable costs are available through our shop on the internet. Examine test certificate and provide advice on the test of products. Draft a Declaration of Conformity and help to complete the form. Finally, follow-up for advice.

Ascent EMIRATES provides an edge-to-edge service on a number of ISO Certification in UAE. Connect with us to learn more how you can increase your business standards.


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