On 1 February, 2016, the updated toy safety standard ST 2016 was published by the Japan Toy Association (JTA).
ST 2016 will be effective starting 1 April, 2016. The previous version, ST 2012 (5th edition), remains valid until 31 March, 2018. During this transitional period, both sets of standards are accepted for the ST Certification Mark.
ST 2016 Part 1 physical requirement:
? Revision of projectile toy requirements (reference from ISO 8124-1:2014)
? New shape and size requirements of “Toy fasteners” (reference from ISO 8124-1:2014)
? New added bath toy projection design guidelines (reference from ISO 8124-1:2014)
? Clarification of the requirements of battery compartments
ST 2016 Part 2 flammability requirement:
? Clarification of the requirements (reference from ISO 8124-2:2014)