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Module C – Dangerous toys

As a manufacturer, how to produce safe products?

This module is aimed specifically at toy manufacturers and covers issues which are unique to this sector. Toys are the most frequently listed dangerous products in the  Safety Gate/RAPEX statistics. Dangerous toys are a very serious issue, because they could harm the most vulnerable members of our society, i.e. babies and children. Safe toys will save lives!


The objective of this module is to give hands-on information to toy manufacturers on how to prevent bringing dangerous products to the market.

Learning outcomes

Through attending this module, participants will gain:

  • Awareness of how dangerous toys could negatively affect lives and health.
  • Understanding of the EU Toy Safety Directive and related Standard (EN71).
  • Understanding what the main/common risks of toys are (e.g. mechanical risks, choking and chemical risks), and what the (economic and technical) reasons and causes are.
  • How EU product safety requirements relate to profit margins in the toy sector.
  • The ability to apply best practice of product safety in the toy sector
  • Confidence in applying any specific EU requirements which are unique to the toy sector and ensure the consistent supply of compliant products into the EU market.

Tags, sub-topics, combination with other modules

Definitions, what is and isn’t a toy? How the Toy Safety Directive and the General Product Safety Directive (rules on general product safety) apply. Essential safety requirements for toys. Declaration of conformity and CE marking. Technical documentation, instructions, markings and warnings. Common reasons for non-conformity in EU.

  • This module can be used stand-alone or in combination with other modules related to dangerous products, horizontal requirements and on preventive measures such as risk management.

SPEAC finder

Knowledge hub on key product safety requirements, with a smart search engine on internal database (repository of information) and externally such as on the EU legal database and the information about the RAPEX system.

The SPEAC finder is under construction and will be online tentatively in the first half 2022!

SPEAC Academy

Everything you need to know about EU product safety and that you can learn online at your own pace, on your own, in a structured way. Feel free to build your own curriculum and select the modules of interest from the offer, according to your needs. This comes in addition to the direct training formats.

The SPEAC e-learning platform is under construction and will be online tentatively in the first half of 2022!