Toy Safety Regulations?
Directive 2009/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 June 2009 on the safety of toys has been transposed in to Irish legislation by the European Communities (Safety of Toy) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 14/2011) as amended by the European Communities (Safety of Toy) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 13/2013) (together the Toy Safety Regulations).
The Toy Safety Regulations regulate toys and prohibit the placing of toys on the market unless they meet essential health and safety requirements, including mechanical, chemical and flammability requirements.
How is a toy defined?
Toys are defined as any product or material clearly intended for use in play by a child of less than 14 years.
Must toys have a CE mark?
Yes, all toys which are in compliance with the Toy Safety Regulations must carry a CE mark, and toys or their packaging must contain the name and address of the manufacturer and the importer if different.