CCC: New GB Standard Implemented for Toys29. January 2016
During the transitional period (May 6, 2015 through December 31, 2015) manufacturers could choose if their new certification would be based on the old or new standard. The old GB Standard (GB 6675-2003) is no longer valid, so all CCC certification will now need to be done in accordance to the new GB Standard. All current certificates will need to be updated to the current relevant GB Standard by December 31, 2016. Certificates not updated by this date will be immediately suspended and then finally cancelled after 3 months.
Manufacturers with certificates showing the old GB Standard can apply at the CQC (China Quality Certification Center) to update their certificates to the new standard during their annual follow up inspection in 2016.
Some important changes to the new GB standards include:
- GB 6675.1-2014 – Basic Code – Toy Safety
In this first section, the general safety requirements for toys are specified. The prohibited substances were extended to include known toxic substances such as phthalates (plasticizers), specific coatings, etc.
- GB 6675.2-2014 – Mechanical and Physical Properties
In this section additional requirements of magnets and magnetic toys were established as well as strengthening the acoustics guidelines for children’s toys.
- GB 6675.3-2014 Flammability
Updated safety requirements include newly prohibited materials and new test methods for soft toys, costumes, toys that are worn on the head or designed to be worn by a child.
- GB 6675.4-2014 – Migration of certain elements
Some requirements of ISO 8124-3:2010 have been adopted with minor changes.
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