Last updated: 6 June 2024

Next review: 6 June 2025

Toy safety guidance

All toys supplied in the UK must meet the requirements of the Toys (Safety) Regulations 2011, bear the CE marking and the name and address of the person who first placed the toy on the market.

The CE marking is not a safety or quality mark aimed at consumers. Its purpose is to indicate to enforcement authorities that the toys bearing it are intended for sale in the EC and signifies a declaration by the manufacturer or his authorised representative that the toys satisfy the essential safety requirements applicable to them and are entitled to access to Community markets.

What is a toy?

A toy is defined as:

"Any product or material designed or clearly intended for use in play by children of less than 14 years of age".