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Taiwan Adopts Amendments to Legal Inspection Requirements of Toys

The proposed amendment by the Bureau of Standards, Metrology, and Inspection (BSMI) shall improve the safety measures associated with toys. 

The changes to the existing legislation affect toys for children under 14 years old and flying toys and ease the requirements for stuffed toys.

Based on the update to the international toy standard ISO 8124-1 in 2022, the BSMI, under the Taiwanese Ministry of Economic Affairs, has amended its legal inspection requirements for toys. The products covered under the amendments are toys for children under 14 years old, as well as flying toys. For these products, the conformity assessment procedures will remain the same, however, the required inspection standards are updated and extended.

Furthermore, two categories of toys, stuffed toys and blocks, are now assessed as low risk products. Products falling into these categories require testing only according to the normal conformity assessment procedure, and, thus, do not require the specific Monitoring Inspection or Registration of Product Certification.

The amendment has been adopted on 5 September 2023 and will come into force on 1 March 2024. The text can be viewed HERE.

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