For Public Comment: Draft Compulsory National Standards for Safety of Toys

We invite you to share your views on the proposed draft compulsory National Standard for Safety of Toys which is being issued for Public Comment.

Closing date for comments: Tuesday 24th September 2019.

PCTTCS 3:20XX, Safety of toys – Migration of certain elements – Compulsory requirements

This standard establishes compulsory requirements for the migration of elements including antimony, arsenic, barium, cadmium, chromium, lead, mercury and selenium. It also includes labelling requirements for toys.

The requirements apply to the following toys, components of toys and toy materials:

  • all intended food and oral contact toys, cosmetics toys and writing instruments categorized as toys irrespective of any age grading or recommended age labelling;
  • all toys intended for or suitable for children up to seventy-two months of age;
  • accessible coatings, irrespective of any age grading or recommended age labelling; and
  • accessible liquids, pastes, gels (e.g. liquid paints and modelling compounds), irrespective of any age, grading or recommended age labelling.

This standard does not apply to packaging materials unless they are intended to be kept e.g. boxes, containers or unless they form part of the toy or have intended play value. Read more…

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For further information, please contact Beverly Monroe, Standards Officer at Telephone (868) 662-3132, Ext 2043 or email: