The British Toy and Hobby Association will launch a 'Toyograph' toy safety tool at the end of autumn, in association with Bureau Veritas.
The trade body hosted a seminar yesterday to instruct the trade on toy safety.
There was a first look at the ‘Toyograph’ at the seminar – a new onlinechemicals toolkit.
The web-based tool lets members identify restricted substances that are commonly used toy materials, and will be a free service to full members at the end of autumn.
140 guests attended the meeting at the British Medical Association, including Trading Standards officers, retailers and European Commission representatives, as well as reps from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.
The BTHA updated its members on the chemical requirements of the Toy Safety Directive, which comes into force in July 2013.
BTHA members can access presentations from the seminar on the BTHA website.
For more information you can contact Matt@btha.co.uk.
In other toy safety news, QA testing firm UL-STR will present a toy safety seminar on regulatory changes on September 12th at its UK lab in Reading. For more information about this event you can email QAenquiries@ul.com.
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