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Toys and Games: Autism

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 49943, tabled on 15 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that people buying toys for children who are prone to sensory overload and sensitivity can easily identify which toys are most suitable for their needs.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

21 September 2021

The safety and labelling requirements of the UK Toys (Safety) Regulations 2011 require manufacturers to provide general information on issues such age appropriateness to help consumers identify which toys are most suitable for their particular needs as well as requiring information be provided on the safe use of the toy.

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