Toys are a class of product of significant importance. In this regard, following a priority-setting exercise carried out within the framework of the Joint Action 2015 (JA2015), the Member States decided to address the safety of electrical toys.
This work will include surveillance activities, product testing, risk assessment of the products tested and eventual action needed to be taken. Appropriate test methods for the other products will be identified as needed depending on the products sampled.
The work plan envisages a joint market surveillance activity where the participants will carry out coordinated surveillance in their national markets. The activity comprises 6 project meeting (including a two-day kick-off meeting), laboratory testing of an estimated 215 products with the results being presented at the final conference of the Joint Action. In additional it is proposed to revise the priority list for toys to be tackled in future Joint Actions in the short to medium term. This list was last updated under JA2015.
15 Members states are involved in this product activity. They are: Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Greece, Latvia, Malta, Slovakia, Sweden, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France, Iceland, Lithuania, Poland, and Spain. Cyprus is the leader of the project.
The Final Technical Report of this activity can be downloaded by clicking on the cover page of the report. Very interesting information can be found within this report and it is particularly useful for market surveillance authorities and anybody else interested to know more about market surveillance of Toys - Electrical Toys.