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BTHA hosts seminar on upcoming chemical requirements of the Toy Safety Directive

Published on: 7th September 2012

The British Toy and Hobby Association hosted a seminar to update members and industry stakeholders on the chemical requirements of the Toy Safety Directive, which will come into force in July 2013.

The seminar, which took place at the British Medical Association, welcomed 140 guests including Trading Standards officers, key retailers and representatives of BIS and the European Commission.

The event provided guests with a first look at ‘Toyograph’, a new online chemicals toolkit developed in association with Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services. Toyograph is an interactive web-based tool that will help members identify the restricted substances that are likely to be present in commonly used toy materials, so they can decide on appropriate, targeted compliance routes. The BTHA intends to launch the Toyograph, which will be free for full members, towards the end of Autumn.

All the presentations from the seminar are available for BTHA members to view in the members’ only section of the BTHA website.

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