Pursuant to the Implementing Rules and Regulation of Republic Act 10620, otherwise known as “Toy and Game Safety Labeling Act of 2013”, Toy and Game refers to an object or a number of objects clearly intended as plaything for children below fourteen (14) years of age.
Toys and Game including Childcare Articles are favorite items for gift-giving during special occasions such as birthdays, parties and Christmases.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) having the mandate to issue appropriate authorizations to establishments and their toy and game products reiterates the mandatory labeling requirement for Toys and Child Care Article (TCCA) products. The following information shall appear on the package, container, wrapper or protective covering of the products: (See attached infographics for easy reference)
- License to Operate (LTO) Number issued by FDA
- Age Grading
- Cautionary Statement/Warnings
- Instructional Literature
- Manufacturer’s markings with complete name and address of the local company
- Item Model / Stock Keeping Unit (SKU) number
The label shall be generally written in English, otherwise, a parallel translation in English or Filipino or both shall appear thereon. The label shall be in a visible, easily legible, understandable and indelible form.
Thus, consumers are advised to be vigilant in purchasing TCCA products as gifts for children during special occasions by checking the product label’s information if compliant to the abovementioned labeling requirement.
Consumers are also encouraged to visit the FDA website and click the Verification Portal (https://verification.fda.gov.ph) to check the list of notified TCCA products.
For any concern, kindly contact the FDA Center for Cosmetics Regulation and Research through e-mail at [email protected], or call (02) 857-1900 loc. 8113 or 8107.
To report any sale or distribution of unnotified TCCAs, the online reporting facility, eReport can be accessed at www.fda.gov.ph/ereport.
Attachment:-> FDA Advisory No.2020-2022