Brazil has enacted Toy Ordinance 217⁄2020, the long-awaited update to Toy Ordinance 563⁄2016. The new ordinance aims to improve requirements and tests for toys and to reduce the number of samples used, which may impact the productive sector by reducing costs in the certification process.
Some main highlights of the new ordinance are below.
Deadlines for compliance:
Art. 19 Revised — From Jan. 1, 2022, national manufacturers and importers must manufacture or import, for the national market, only toys in accordance with the provisions contained in this ordinance.
As of Jan. 1, 2023, manufacturers and importers must sell, on the national market, only toys in accordance with the provisions contained in this ordinance.
Art. 20. Revised — As of July 1, 2025, establishments that carry out distribution and / or trade activities must market, in the national market, only toys in accordance with the provisions contained in this ordinance.
Art. 22. Revised — After Jan. 1, 2022, the limit provided for in item 5.2.7 of Annex I becomes 0.3% of the maximum amount of formamide.
ABNT NBR NM 300–1:2011 — Toy Safety: General mechanical and physical properties
ABNT NBR 16040:2018 Phthalates — Determination of phthalic plasticizers
Deleted: ASTM F963-11: Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety
Added: Standard IEC 60825–1:2014 — Safety of Laser Products
Maintenance Evaluations have changed from six (6) months after the issuance of the certificate of conformity to take place every 12 months after the issuance of conformity. The certificate of conformity can now be valid for five (5) years (changed from three years).
This ordinance amends parts of the Technical Regulation on Quality and the Requirements for Conformity Assessment published by Portaria Inmetro nº 563, 2016, and in the Requirements for Conformity Assessment published by Portaria Inmetro nº 481, 2010.
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