UK INTERPRETATIONS GROUP
Important notes regarding interpretations
The BTHA hosts the UK Interpretations committee and has invited test laboratories, manufacturers, importers and retailers to identify interpretation issues experienced when using published standards and Directives.
The results of the deliberations are shown in the published interpretations on this site. Interpretations are often forwarded to Standards’ Committees for review. Where it is considered to be useful, an interim interpretation is given by the UK interpretation committee.
Users of these Interpretations should always refer to the latest standards first and should be aware that there is a CEN report CEN/TR 15371:2013 Safety of toys – Replies to requests for interpretation of EN 71-1, EN 71-2, and EN 71-8 which should be read before using any interpretains published here as interpretations given in the CEN report take precedence over those given by the UK Interpretations Committee.
*Denotes those interpretations that are currently being addressed by standards revisions or amendments.
This document contains guidance only. It is intended to explain obligations and how to fulfil them. However readers are reminded that the text of the original regulation, directive or standard is the only authentic legal reference and that the information in this document does not constitute legal advice. The British Toy & Hobby Association does not accept any liability with regard to the contents of this document.