Australia Toy Standard Updated for Children's toys and Finger-paints by niusheng11


									                                                                                                                           Issue no.: 14/09/tcd

Australia Toy Standard Updated for Children’s toys and Finger-paints

According to Trade Practices Act 1974 Consumer Protection Notice No.1 & 13 of 2009 established by the
Commonwealth of Australia, a mandatory standard is updated and will come into effect on 1st January
2010 for children’s toys and finger-paints. In addition to the existing control on use of lead in such
products on 8th April 2009, more elements will also be included.

Manufacturers, importers, wholesalers, hirers and retailers in the distribution channels of children’s toys
and finger-paints to the Australian market are required to comply with the updated Australia toy policy.

   ü The temporary unsafe goods notice which bans the distributions of children’s toys with a lead
     migration level greater than 90 mg/kg was made on 8th April 2009 and will be effective until 31st
     December 2009.

   ü From 1st January 2010, manufacturers must ensure that the migration level of lead and other
     elements in the products supplied does not exceed the quantities specified in the mandatory
     standard for toys and finger-paints supplied to the Australian market.

The following table lists the maximum acceptable migration levels of lead and other elements in
children’s toys and finger-paints, as specified in AS/NZS ISO 8124.3:2003 and in clause 4.4 of AS/NZS
ISO 8124.7–2003 respectively.

                      Antimony         Arsenic       Barium       Cadmium          Chromium          Lead      Mercury        Selenium
 Toys                      60              25          1000             75               60            90          60              500
 Finger-paints             10              10          350              15               25            25          10             50
                                                                                                                             Unit: mg/kg

Definition of children’s toys
Children’s toys are products supplied new but that are designed or clearly intended for use in play by
children. Sporting goods, camping goods, bicycles, home and public playground equipment, trampolines,
electronic game units, models powered by combustion or steam engines and fashion jewellery for children
are excluded in this scope.

For more information, please feel free to contact our Toys and Children’s Products Department at Tel:
(852) 2666 1863 or (852) 2666 1895; Fax: (852) 2663 9612 or E-mail:

The information contained in this newsletter is obtained from sources believed to be accurate to the best knowledge of the Hong Kong Standards
and Testing Centre. It is distributed without warranty, representation, inducement or license of any kind and the Hong Kong Standards and Testing
Centre does not assume any legal responsibility for use or reliance upon same .

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