About this initiative


The overarching purpose of this evaluation is to assess the performance of the Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC in relation to its objectives of ensuring a high level of safety of toys with a view to ensure the health and safety of children, and of guaranteeing the functioning of the internal market.

Single market
Type of act


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Evaluation and Fitness Check Roadmap
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Feedback period
11 July 2018 - 08 August 2018 (midnight Brussels time)
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Feedback (9)

  • TIE - Toy Industries of Europe (Belgium)
    8 August 2018 Business association
    TIE - Toy Industries of Europe (Belgium)

    TIE - Toy Industries of Europe - acknowledge the roadmap on the Evaluation of the Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC. At this stage, we would say that we would like to be fully informed about the whole process and further steps proposed by the European Commission. We also would like to be consulted at all stages throughout the evaluation and are ready to deliver our input to consultations, questionnaires and interviews that are foreseen. We’d...

  • Independent Retail Europe (Belgium)
    8 August 2018 Company/business organisation
    Independent Retail Europe (Belgium)

    Independent Retail Europe is concerned by a lack of clarity relating to the Toy Safety Directive (2009/48/EC). Isolated Cases There is a lack of consistency between the toy safety rules and the general product safety rules on what distributors should do in “isolated cases.” This is because the TSD is silent on the subject of isolated cases. An isolated case is where a problem with only one sample of a product has been shown as the cause of a...

  • ANEC, the European Consumer Voice in Standardisation (Belgium)
    8 August 2018 Consumer organisation
    ANEC, the European Consumer Voice in Standardisation (Belgium)

    ANEC is in favour of evaluating the Toy Safety Directive. Although the Directive certainly brought improvements to toy safety in Europe, the following issues need to be addressed in our opinion: • the chemical requirements for toys need to be strengthened significantly. This position is shared by several Member States. The lack of adequate provisions to exclude exposure to dangerous substances such as CMRs requires a fundamental revision of...

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Public consultation

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Feedback period
19 September 2018 - 12 December 2018 (midnight Brussels time)
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Commission adoption

Planned for
Second quarter 2019

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