Legislation on toys

Children are a vulnerable user group. Thus, special attention is paid to the safety of toys on an international level.

The European Toy Directive 2009/48/EC applies to toys. Toys introduced to the Finnish market must meet the requirements set in the Act on the Safety of Toys (1154/2011, Toy Safety Act). The requirements laid down in the Toy Safety Directive are brought into force in Finland by the Toy Safety Act. 

The Toy Safety Act does not cover all potential dangers. Thus, complementary legislation is also applied to toys. It is important that a toy meets all of its legal requirements.

EU and Finnish legislation concerning different types of toys and features

EU and Finnish legislation concerning different types of toys and features

  EU legislation Finnish legislation
TSD

Directive 2009/48/EC on the safety of toys, Toy Safety Directive

Act on the Safety of Toys, Toy Safety Act, 1154/2011

Government Decree 1218/2011 on the construction and composition of toys and warnings on toys

Decree of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment on Certain Chemical Requirements for Toys 1352/2011

Consumer Safety Act, 920/2011

REACH Regulation 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH)

The EU regulation is directly applicable in Finland: Chemicals Act, 599/2013

CLP

Regulation 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures

The acronym CLP comes from the words Classification, Labelling, and Packaging of Chemicals

The EU regulation is directly applicable in Finland: Chemicals Act, 599/2013
RoHS

Directive 2011/65/EC limits the use of cadmium, lead, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs), and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in electrical and electronic equipment

The acronym RoHS comes from the words Restriction of Hazardous Substances

Act on Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment, 387/2013

Decree of the Ministry of the Environment, 419/2013, which covers more specific use restrictions and certain exceptions

Regulation on Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009 on cosmetic products The EU regulation is directly applicable in Finland: Act on Cosmetic Products, 492/2013
POPs Regulation 850/2004 on persistent organic pollutants, or POPs The EU regulation is directly applicable in Finland: Chemicals Act, 599/2013
EMC Directive 2014/30/EC on electromagnetic compatibility, or EMC

Electrical Safety Act, 1135/2016

Government Decree 1436/2016 on the Electromagnetic Compatibility of Electrical Devices and Equipment

LVD

Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU

The acronym LVD comes from the words Low Voltage Directive

Electrical Safety Act, 1135/2016

Government Decree 1437/2016 on the Safety of Electrical Equipment

Batteries and accumulators

Battery Directive 2006/66/EC

Waste Act 646/2011

Government Decree 520/2014 on Batteries and Accumulators

Packaging and packaging waste Directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste

Waste Act 646/2011

Government Decree 518/2014 on packaging and packaging waste

WEEE Directive 2012/19/EU on waste electrical and electronic equipment

Waste Act 646/2011

Government Decree 519/2014 on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Supervisory authorities: Tukes, labelling and Pirkanmaa ELY centre, producer responsibility

RED Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU

Information Society Code 917/2014

Act on the Notified Bodies Concerning Certain Product Groups 457/2016

Government Decree on the Conformity of Radio Equipment 600/2016

Supervisory authority: Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority