GSO Technical Regulation On Toys: Second Edition - BD-131704-01
| This technical regulation is the second edition of the Conformity Assessment Regulation related to children toys, which includes an amendment and an update of the first edition number (BD07070502), dated on 27/11/2007.
This technical regulation has been adopted by GSO Board of Directors in its 17th meeting (Riyadh, 31st of May 2013) and shall enter into force on the 01/01/2014
The most important amendments and updates are : (a) The progress of technology and knowledge in the field of manufacturing and marketing of children toys, has raised new issues for the safety of those toys and has required the amendment of the essential requirements, especially with regard to the prohibition of the use of certain chemicals that cause cancer or genetic defect or allergies or concerning the use of fragrances, as well as the maximum limits permitted for certain substances especially in toys intended for use by children under thirty-six months or toys that children can put in their mouths. (b) Establishing special requirements for children toys which come into contact with food. (c) Setting limits for noise levels produced by children toys. (d) Requiring manufacturers analyze all the risks that can be caused by children toys and evaluate the possibility of exposure to them. (e) Updating the obligations of the "Economic Operators", the "Conformity Assessment models" and the requirements and the obligations of the "Notified Conformity Assessment Bodies".