Product safety legislative changes

Toy and cosmetic legislative changes

The Government intends to update the technical annexes to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 on:

  • Cosmetic Products, as amended by the Product Safety and Metrology etc (Amendment etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019
  • Schedule 2 to the Toys (Safety) Regulations 2011

These changes entail either a reduction in the permitted level or prohibition of specific chemicals in cosmetics and toys.

Visit the GOV.UK website for planned updates to toy and cosmetic laws. You can also see the products affected and a timeline for compliance.

Changes to make it simpler for businesses to apply new product conformity markings (UKCA mark)

The Government has announced changes to make it simpler for businesses to apply new product conformity markings for most products placed on the market in Great Britain.

The UK Conformity Assessed (UKCA) mark is a mandatory mark required on certain products to indicate that they conform to Great Britain legislation.

Businesses have until 1 January 2023 to start using the UKCA marking which replaces the CE and reverse epsilon marking.

To make this process simpler, the Government has implemented new measures. Visit the GOV.UK website for further information about the measures and how they may affect your business.

Business advice from Trading Standards

If you are a business affected by these changes and need advice, please contact Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Trading Standards using our business advice online form.