Parliament approves new EU rules on toy safety

Today, 13 March 2024, the European Parliament approved its position on the proposed EU Toy Safety Regulation with 603 votes in favour, 5 against, and 15 abstentions. With a strong focus on dangerous chemical restrictions and products sold online, the agreed text aims to address many challenges in the compliance of toys. Today’s vote is the result of the Parliament’s position at first reading. After the European elections in June, the new Parliament will follow up on the voted text.

Stricter rules for safer toys

The text just approved by the Parliament brings different solutions for stronger market surveillance and easier access to product compliance information. Among the key changes, the proposed Toy Safety Regulation includes the following new requirements:

  • All toys will have a Digital Product Passport, a set of information accessible through a QR code to increase environmental sustainability and support regulatory compliance.
  • The list of banned carcinogenic and mutagenic substances or substances toxic for reproduction (CRM) is extended to more chemicals.
  • Toys using Artificial Intelligence falling under the scope of the AI Act will have to comply with cybersecurity, personal data protection, and privacy requirements.

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