British toy certification explanation
The UK Toys (Safety) Regulations UKCA certification will be revised and fully effective on 1 January 2021 and is intended to be identical to the EU Toy Safety Directive/48/EC.
Note: Toys are placed on the UK market from 1 January 2021, and if the toy has been placed on the UK market (or in EU countries) before 1 January 2021, continued sales of such products are allowed in the UK.
Existing stock fully manufactured and marked with conformity can still be placed on the UK market on or after 1 January 2021 with the existing marking and notified agency number. However, if the toy will be placed on the market on or after 1 January 2021, the following key changes should be considered/adopted accordingly.
Toy UKCA Test Standard
BS EN71-1 Physical and Mechanical Properties
BS EN71-2 Flammability
BS EN71-3 Heavy Metals and Total Lead
Electric toys BS EN 62115
The main test contents of BS EN 62115 include:
Signs and instructions; input power; temperature rise and abnormal operation; electrical strength; mechanical strength; structure; wires, screws and components; creepage distances and clearances;
Rules for using UKCA images:
The letters forming the UKCA mark must be in the prescribed proportions;
at least 5mm in height;
easy to see, clear;
Permanently attached to the product (from January 1, 2023).
Toys that are assessed for compliance by a UK-approved body must use the UKCA mark, the EU Toy Safety Directive and the UK Toys (Safety) Regulations The UK Toys (Safety) Regulations will be revised and fully effective on 1 January 2021, the purpose of which is It is the same as the EU Toy Safety Directive/EC.
After 31 December 2020, EU harmonized standards will become "designated standards" in the United Kingdom and a list of such standards will be published by the Secretary of State. On 1 January 2021, the substance of British Standards will be the same as those adopted by the European Union. However, they will use the prefix "BS" to indicate that they are standards adopted by the British Standards Institution (BSI) as the British National Standards Body.