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Batteries Regulation for the EU

New EU Batteries Regulation takes effect Parts of the new Batteries Regulation came into force this month. The Regulation is long and complicated with a number of changes coming in...

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Microplastics

REACH Microplastics restriction: updated scope The European Commission recently updated their interpretation of the scope of the REACH microplastics restriction. The Commission microplastics web page now states that articles with...

Member Guidance

OPSS clarification on EN IEC 62115:2020/A11:2020 designation

The BTHA has been discussing the UK’s designation of EN IEC 62115:2020/A11:2020 and the inclusion of the informative note with the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS). After some...

Member Guidance

BTHA REACH SVHC spreadsheet updated

The BTHA SVHC spreadsheet has been updated to reflect the latest 240 restricted substances as of 23rd January 2024. The additional substances below are applicable in the EU and NI...

Member Guidance

UK government extends the recognition of CE marking

The Department for Business and Trade (DBT) have announced that the government is now expanding the scope of continued CE recognition to include three more regulations. To provide legal certainty to...

Toy Trust

Toy Trust Media Auction raises a fantastic £100,000 for charity

Toy Trust Media Auction raises a fantastic £100,000 for charity   The annual Toy Trust Media Auction has been hailed a huge success, and in a unique and special year...

Awards

Toy Industry Awards Winners 2023 announced

Bitzee, Character Options and Smyths triumph at the 59th Toy Industry Awards Bitzee, Character Options and Smyths triumphed at this year’s Toy Industry Awards winning Toy of the Year, Supplier...

Member Guidance

Titanium dioxide and cobalt classifications under GB CLP

After Brexit, the UK implemented its own version of the CLP Regulation. This is known as the mandatory classification list (MCL). This is published as a spreadsheet on the Health...

Events

Toy Trust Launches 2024 Media Auction

The annual Toy Trust Media Auction of valuable airtime, magazine and online items is now open and advance bids are welcome. The auction will continue throughout Toy Fair 2024 at...

Environmental

Changes to 2023 packaging Extended Producer Responsibility (pEPR) data reporting obligations for producers

In the 5th December 2023 Business Readiness Forum and subsequently in the 28th December 2023 newsletter, Defra confirmed that there are some changes to producer’s reporting obligations of 2023 data...

Member Guidance

Fact sheet published on ‘Common Chargers for the EU’

Version 3 of the BTHA’s fact sheet on common chargers for the EU has been published to reflect the latest changes to the Radio Equipment Directive. Directive (EU) 2022/2380 of...

Events

Booking now open for FREE advice surgeries at Toy Fair 

We are delighted to offer members two opportunities that we will be running at Toy Fair 2024.   Safety Surgeries You may already be aware that as in some previous...

Environmental

Reforming the WEEE compliance system: a consultation and call for evidence published by Defra

On the 28th December 2023, Defra published and opened a consultation and a call for evidence on the reform of The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2013. The government...

Latest News

BTHA starts its 80th anniversary with a new look

We are excited to celebrate the BTHA's 80th anniversary throughout 2024 and mark the occasion with the launch of a modernised logo and branding to reflect the work of the association...

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