As trade-e-bility reported on 4 October 2021, the EU Commission plans to transform the EU Toys Directive into an EU Toys Regulation. To this end, it has published an initiative paper and a roadmap for implementation purposes.
Stakeholders have been invited since 5 October 2021 to provide feedback within four weeks. The aim of the initiative is to better protect children from the risks inherent in toys, especially as regards chemicals. The initiative is based on work such as the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability and an assessment of current toy safety regulations completed in the year 2020. At the same time, the internal market for toys is to be reinforced.
A regulation at EU level would eliminate the need for transposition into national rules, as is the case with the German Toy Ordinance. Implementation is scheduled to take place by the end of 2022.
The association VERE e.V. will participate in the EU consultation in the interests of its more than 3,900 members and asks for your opinion. We will make an overall statement as an association from your submissions. Please send your submissions by no later than 26 October 2021 to firstname.lastname@example.org
VERE Executive Board member Dr Martin Büscher is available to answer your questions on toy safety, the Toys Directive and the Toys Regulation. Please call +49/40/750687-302.