EU Magnetic Toys - EN 71-1 Amendment A8 Published by CEN
On 8 April CEN published the crucial Amendment A8 of EN 71-1 for Magnetic toys. However the final text will not become publicly available until its adoption by the national standard bodies.
PUBLICATION OF Amendment A8 is being fast-tracked as it will be used to assess the safety of magnetic toys after EU Decision 2008/329/EC expired on 21st April 2009. In the UK, BSI is expected to incorporate Amendment A8, along with the new Amendment A7 for warnings, in an amended version of BS EN 71-1 by late April.
Until a REFERENCE TO Amendment A8 has been published in EU's Official Journal magnetic toys will technically require an EC type- examination before being placed on the market. However, it is understood that as harmonization of Amendment A8 will be imminent, a formal EC type-examination is unlikely to be required.
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