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Guidance documents from the Expert Group on Toy Safety

These documents are non-binding documents intended to provide guidelines in order to help Member States and stakeholders on interpretation issues related to the Toy Safety Directive. These documents express the views of the majority of Members in the Expert Group on Toys Safety. The images appearing in the documents constitute examples intended to facilitate the decision-making on classification. They do not presuppose the conformity of the represented products.

 

Guidance documents available in English, French and German

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N°1

Guidance document on scooters

20/01/2012

N°2

Community legislation applicable to "floating seats"

26/04/2001

N°3

The guidance document on the relationship between the Safety of Toys Directive and the Cadmium Directive (Directive 91/338/EEC) has become obsolete after the Court of Justice has given its judgment in case C-9/04

03/02/2003

N°4

Guidelines on the treatment of "grey zone" products - is a specific product covered by Directive 88/378/EEC or not?

14/03/2007

N°5

Guidelines on the treatment of "grey zone" products - criteria to classify products consisting of miniatures to be assembled and painted and their support products

13/02/2003

N°6

Guidelines on the treatment of "grey zone" products - criteria for differentiating dolls for adult collectors from toys

13/02/2003

N°7

Guidance document on toys used in and on the water

15/01/2014

N°8

Guidance document on pools covered by the Toys Safety Directive

30/06/2008

N°9

Guidance document on books

10/12/2013

N°10

Guidance document on the classification of music instruments

21/12/2010

N°11

Guidance document on the classification of toys intended for children under 3 years

06/04/2009

N°12

Guidance document on packaging

09/07/2012

N°13

Guidance document on crafts

19/04/2011

N°14

Guidance document on sports equipments

18/01/2012

N°15

Guidance document on writing instruments and stationary

09/10/2012

N°16

Guidance document on electronic equipment

09/07/2012

N°17

Guidance document on disguise costumes

 04/12/2012

 

 

Guideline on the interpretation of the concept “which can be placed in the mouth” as laid down in the entry 52 of Annex XVII to REACH Regulation 1907/2006

08/01/2014

The English version of the guide is expected to be revised on a regular basis and there will always be some delay before updated translations are available.
The version number is given on the front page of the guide (e.g. "Rev 1.7").

Please consult the English version to ensure that the translated version is up to date. Changes made between versions are listed after the table of contents.

  • TSD explanatory guidance document (translations Rev 1.7)

13/12/2013

The English version of the guide is expected to be revised on a regular basis and there will always be some delay before updated translations are available.
The version number is given on the front page of the guide (e.g. "Version 1.3").

Please consult the English version to ensure that the translated version is up to date. Changes made between versions are listed after the table of contents.

  • Technical documentation guidance document (translations v1.3)

02/12/2013

Template of the EC Declaration of Conformity

13/07/2011

Overview of the warnings required by the Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC in the different languages 

11/06/2013

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