The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reminding the general public, especially the parents, to be more careful and vigilant in buying Toys and Child Care Articles (TCCAs) during the holiday season as these products are often purchased as Christmas gifts for children.
Pursuant to the Implementing Rules and Regulation of Republic Act 10620, otherwise known as “Toy and Game Safety Labeling Act of 2013” Title II sec.1, the following information shall appear on the package, container, wrapper or protective covering to guide consumers on how to use a toy, what ages the toy is safe for and to know how to use the toy in the right way: (See attached infographics for easy reference)
- License to Operate number issued by FDA
- Age grading
- Cautionary Statement/Warnings
- Instructional Literature
- Manufacturer’s markings (name and address of the local company)
- Item Model / Stock Keeping Unit (SKU) number
Failure to declare the above labeling information is considered as misbranded or banned hazardous substances and shall not be allowed to be distributed or sold in the market.
Further, consumers are encouraged to check the website (https://ww2.fda.gov.ph/index.php/consumers-corner/toys-and-childcare-artiles-notification) for the list of notified TCCA products for information on toy safety and to purchase only notified Toys and Child Care Articles (TCCAs) distributed by FDA licensed manufacturer/trader/distributor.
For more information or clarification, kindly email us at [email protected].
Attachment:-> FDA Advisory No.2019-486