The goal of the project is to enhance regulatory cooperation between APEC member economies to improve the safety of electric toys traded in the region.
Chinese Taipei proposes to survey measures adopted by regulatory authorities of member economies for electric toys, including those currently placed on the market, emerging products, or those resulting from relevant standard (such as IEC 62115). The information will reflect the knowledge of regulatory agencies and practices in the toy industry.
It is proposed that the survey will seek information on the following:
· The Regulatory approach to toy safety in general
· The responsibilities of regulatory agencies in charge of electrical safety
· The applicable standards
· Relevant committee membership
· The level of regulatory intervention (Ref ISO/IEC 17050 // 17067)
· Market surveillance activities
· Recent safety concerns
The information will facilitate harmonization of standards and practices of regulatory systems among member economies.
The survey will be circulated in March and the analysis report is scheduled to be completed by July 2019 in the hope that the final report can be presented to JRAC in August 2019 for adoption. It is proposed to create a list of regulatory systems and product standards which will be used as the basis of an information interchange.