TR CU 008/2011 On safety of toys

The Technical Regulation TR CU 008/2011 On the safety of toys, sets requirements for toys concerning the life and health of children and their carers, as well as the protection of the consumer against misleading information.

In accordance with these requirements, the toys must be designed and manufactured in such a way as to prevent risks for children and their parents or guardians when using them, including in particular:

  • design-related risks
  • risks resulting from manufacturing materials
  • hazards of use

The compliance with the requirements of the TR CU 008/2011 On the safety of toys with regards to hygienic properties such as: scent, taste, chemical composition, possibility of the release of loose substances etc. is one of the conditions for successful access to the Russian and Eurasian market.

Adopted on September 23, 2011
Came into force on July 1, 2012

Until 15 February 2014 the circulation of toys certified according to national standards of the member of the customs union was allowed. After 15 February 2014, the technical regulation TR CU 008/2011 On the safety of toys overrode the national standards of the Technical Regulation such as GOST or Russian TR Certification definitively.

Application area of TR CU 008/2011 On safety of toys

The requirements of TR CU 008/2011 apply to all toys placed on the market of the customs union for the first time.

According to TR CU 008/2011 the following products are subject to the EAC Certification:

Before being placed on the market of the Eurasian Economic Union, the toys shall be subject to compulsory certification of compliance with the safety requirements of the technical regulation TR CU 008/2011 in the form of EAC Certification with the participation of a notified body.

According to TR CU 008/2011 the following products are subject to the EAC Declaration:

The conformity assessment in the form of the EAC Declaration is not intended for toys.

According to TR CU 008/2011 no conformity assessment needed for:

For the toys listed in Attachment 1, namely:

  • christmas decorations
  • scale models for collectors not intended for children under the age of 14
  • equipment for children's playgrounds
  • sports equipment
  • folklore and decorative dolls, which are not intended for children under the age of 14
  • commercial toys for public use
  • slot machines
  • puzzles with more than 500 pieces
  • airguns
  • centrifugal devices
  • chargers and power supplies
  • appliances with heating elements for use in the education sectir under adult supervision
  • vehicles for children under 14 with combustion engines
  • road bikes
  • toys with nominal voltage above 24 v
  • reconstructions of firearms
  • jewelry for children
  • swimming equipment
  • personal protective equipment (bicycle helmets, sunglasses, etc.)
  • shooting bows with total bowstring length over 1200mm
  • sanitary products made of latex, rubber and silicone elastomers for children

EAC Marking

TR CU 008/2011 On safety of toys

The children's toys that have been confirmed to conform with the requirements of TR CU 008/2011 are marked with the EAC sign of the customs union. Placing a product on the market without corresponding marking is not allowed.




TR CU 008/2011 On safety of toys

In addition a further warning label should be placed on toys not intended for children under the age of 3 years.





TR CU 008/2011 On safety of toys in the Russian language!


We would be pleased to advise you professionally and competently on the EAC certification or declaration. We will verify free of charge whether your products are subject to the conformity certification obligation according to TR CU 008/2011 On safety of toys.

In our video, we explain what an EAC Certification is and how and where to certify or declare your products for the introduction on the EAEU market.

The EAC Certification and the EAC Declaration are complex procedures that attest your products the conformity with the technical regulations of the EAEU and require a lot of know-how. Schmidt & Schmidt will support you with the certification of your products for the EAEU market.

The EAC certificate of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) is an official document, that proofs the conformity of the products with the harmonized technical regulations of the member states of the EAEU. The products, whose conformity with the technical regulations could be confirmed by the certificate of the EAEU, may be moved and sold in the whole customs area of the member states of the EAEU.

The EAC Declaration of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) is an official document that proofs, that the products meet the minimum requirements of the technical regulations of the EAEU. An EAC declaration is issued by the manufacturer, importer or an authorized representative and listed in the official register. Those products, whose conformity with the technical regulations are confirmed by the declaration, have the permission to be freely moved and sold in the whole customs territory of the member states of the EAEU.

The EAC certificate can only be issued after a quality assessment, which has to be carried out by a certification body accredited in one of the member states of the Eurasian Economic Union. The certification is conducted on the basis of technical documentations, company-internal created test reports, or rather test reports provided by accredited test laboratories, as well as on basis of a manufacturing audit on site. The certificate is printed on an official pre-printed form, which has several forgery-proof elements and is authenticated by the signature and seal of an accredited body. The EAC certificate is usually issued for “complex” products that require an extensive control by the authorities.

With the EAC Declaration the manufacturer, importer or authorized representative declares the conformity of his products with the minimum requirements of the technical regulation of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU). As distinguished from the EAC certificate, the EAC declaration is issued by the manufacturer or importer himself. All necessary tests and analysis are or made by the manufacturer or in some cases by the laboratory. The applicant issues the EAC declaration himself on a usual piece of paper. The EAC declaration has to be listed in the uniform register of the EAEU by an accredited certification body of one of the member states of the EAEU.

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