Toy safety standards enforced in Malaysia

ALOR GAJAH, 26 Aug 2017: 

Toy manufacturers in the country are advised to adhere to the Consumer Protection Regulations 2010 to ensure safety of children.

Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin said based on the regulations, the manufacturers should – among others – register toy supply activity, carry out tests of toy at standard laboratories and obtain the Certificate of Compliance.

“Apart from that, all toys, either locally or internationally produced, should have the Malaysian Conformity  (MC) label before they could be sold to consumers,” he said in a statement after visiting Su Ta Toys Sdn Bhd factory here yesterday.

As of June 30, the minister said 1,050 toy companies had registered with the ministry and 30,986 Certificates of Compliance had been issued.

“Between 2015 and June 30 this year, a total of 5,971 inspections had also been carried out at toy factories and 98 cases were found to have violated the Consumer Protection Act 1999, with toys worth RM57,735 seized.”

– Bernama

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