Statutory Instruments

2009 No. 1347

Consumer Protection

The Magnetic Toys (Safety) (Revocation) Regulations 2009


25th May 2009

Laid before Parliament

2nd June 2009

Coming into force

23rd June 2009

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.

Citation and commencement

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.

Gareth Thomas

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.


1987 c.43; section 11 was amended by S.I. 2005/1803 and 2008/960; there are other amendments but none are relevant.