25th May 2009
Laid before Parliament
2nd June 2009
Coming into force
23rd June 2009
The Secretary of State makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred on him by section 11 of the Consumer Protection Act 1987(1).
In accordance with section 11 (5) of that Act he has consulted such organisations as appear to him to be representative of interests substantially affected by the following Regulations and such other persons as he considers appropriate.
1. These Regulations may be cited as the Magnetic Toys (Safety) (Revocation) Regulations 2009 and shall come into force on 23rd June 2009.
2. The Magnetic Toys (Safety) Regulations 2008(2) are revoked.
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Trade and Consumer Affairs
Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
25th May 2009
(This note is not part of the Regulations)
These Regulations revoke the Magnetic Toys (Safety) Regulations 2008 (SI 2008/1654) (“the 2008 Regulations”) which came into force on 21st July 2008. The 2008 Regulations provided that toys containing magnets must display a label warning about the health and safety risks they posed, as required by Commission Decision 2008/329/EC (O.J. No. L. 114/90, 26.4.2008) (“the Decision”). New standards in relation to magnetic toys were published, under the Toys Directive (88/378/EEC) (O.J. No. L. 187, 16.7.1988, p1), in the Official Journal on 30th April 2009 and were published by the British Standards Institute on 4th May 2009. The Decision has now lapsed and the 2008 Regulations are therefore no longer required and are revoked.
The new standard is EN 71-1:2005+A8:2009.
An impact assessment has not been produced for this instrument as it has no significant impact on the costs of business.